A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow, Read by Amy Landon
A Reimagined, Fractured Sleeping Beauty
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Amy Landon’s lively narration unites present-day Ohio and Perceforest, a fairy-tale realm, in Alix. E Harrow’s immersive reimagining, A Spindle Splintered. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss this novella that explores the Sleeping Beauty story from the perspective of Zinnia Gray, a chronically ill 21-year-old who has been given “weeks, not months” to live. On her birthday, Zinnia is transported into a world resembling one of her beloved Sleeping Beauty stories. The story is told through Zinnia’s perspective, and listeners absorb her sense of urgency as she and the Princess Primrose venture out into the fairy-tale world to change their fates.
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