She Was and She Was Not: A Fairy Tale

(Flatiron, Spring 2020)

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From the author of the acclaimed debut novel GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS comes a lush and entirely surprising new fairy tale about a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and exploring the power and danger inherent in such a curse. Melissa Bashardoust's sophomore novel SHE WAS AND SHE WAS NOT: A FAIRY TALE takes inspiration from ancient Persian/Zoroastrian mythology, Sleeping Beauty, and Rappaccini's Daughter.

Coming spring 2020—stay tuned for more info!