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In Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience, everything is a “dark fairy tale”—drunk coeds, mewling kittens, a “broad shouldered punk in blue jeans.” In these contemporary re-imaginings of Grimm, we see a world peopled by a new kind of princess, ones who cannot be kept locked away in towers.  Like Angela Carter and Anne Sexton before her, Wiseman defies our expectation of happily ever after.

– Erin Elizabeth Smith