Monday, August 2, 2010

The Djinn in the nightingale's eye

The Djinn in the nightingale's eye : five fairy stories by A.S. Byatt

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 is aware of the untoward consequences of hasty wish-making so after careful consideration, she asks for a younger body, then requests he make love to her. Very fun!

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