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Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience

Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience

Finalist for the 2013 Backwaters Prize
Nominee for the Elgin Award, 2015 & 2016

In this campy, contemporary retelling of the Bluebeard myth, Laura Madeline Wiseman charts the love of three sisters who each marry the same man upon the demise of the sister who preceded her. Bluebeard is usually framed as a story of blood and gore, but Wiseman focuses on the love each of his unfortunate wives felt, the first blush of romance and young marriage, the complicated turns of mature desire and the past we bring into our present affections.

Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience is an ingenious narrative of poems that transposes the Bluebeard myth to our contemporary lives with a chilling authenticity.
– Ellen Bass

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