The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye

The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye

Five Fairy Stories

Book - 1997
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A collection of fairy tales for adults. The title novella is on a middle-aged Englishwoman attending a writers' conference in Turkey. She picks up an antique bottle and as she is washing it a djinn appears, offering to grant her three wishes. She asks for a younger body, then requests he make love to her.

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The Booker Prize-winning author of Possession presents a selection of original fairy tales, including "The Glass Coffin," "Gode's Story," "The Eldest Princess," "Dragons' Breath," and the title-length novella. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679420088
Branch Call Number: F BYA
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 19 cm


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 30, 2014

The title story is the lengthiest and most magical and sensuous in this wonderful collection of five fairy tales. I don't usually like short stories, but this is one volume I must have in my own collection. The Djinn is a favourite read this year.


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