August 24, 2008

The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey

StorytellersWhen you talk about the Arabian Nights or The One Thousand Nights and a Night, everyone thinks they know the story. And it would seem quite straight forward, as it belongs to a common place for most of us: the tales of a girl who spun story after story from dusk to dawn to save her life and make a king fall in love. Tells such as Ali Baba and the 40 thieves, or Sindbad the sailor, Aladdin... beautiful tales that have a place all of their own.

The Storyteller's Daughter isn't about those stories, but rather about the woman who told them and the man who listened and of how they really fell in love and how it was hard and almost didn't happen.

I found The Storyteller's Daughter to be a delightful tale, saying something I hadn't heard before about a tale I thought I knew so well.



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