|—||Witch Baby - Missing Angel Juan (via horticultures)|
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This book binds together five of the six Weetzie Bat books by urban faerietale teller extraordinaire, Francesca Lia Block.
Weetzie is an outcast teen who wears funky clothes, has deep (and bordering on cultural appropriation) respect for Native American culture, and appreciates every moment of living in Hollywood. She and her best friend, a gay punk named Dirk, spend their time searching for the perfect ducks (their word for desirable male partner). One day, in a little cafe Weetzie frequents, she meets a Genie who grants her three wishes. She wishes for a Duck for Dirk, a My Secret Agent Lover Man for herself, and a cozy cottage for them all to live together in.
Her wishes are granted, and they live happily ever after.
Until Weetzie wants a baby- and this is when it really starts getting questionable. After Secret Agent Lover Man leaves for a while and nests with a creepy purple witch lady, Weetzie, Duck, and Dirk decide to make a baby.
My Secret Agent Lover Man comes back, the baby is named Cherokee (despite the fact that no one in her genetic pool is actually Cherokee), and they live happily ever after again.
Until they find a creepy purple witch baby on their doorstep. Named Lily, but called “Witch Baby,” the rest of the stories that follow are about all of their lives and stuff.
I have a very old, worn copy of this book, and I have a mixed relationship with it.
On the one hand, it helped me become who I am today- when I was in middle school I lived in an awfully conservative small town and this helped me cope. Block’s writing was inspiring and comforting, and helped me create my own worlds to escape to. It’s also made me countless friends.
On the other hand, I have grown up and learned ferociously about racial justice, white privilege, and cultural appropriation, and find Block’s ignorance childish and idealistic.
But it is a faerie tale, after all.
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Roses and Bone: Myths, Tales, and Secrets
A novel by
Francesca Lia Block
In this new volume, three of Francesca Lia Block’s works are collected together for the very first time.
In The Rose and the Beast, nine classic fairy tales are turned inside out in classic Block style. Kirkus Reviews said about this Los Angeles Times bestseller, “Block uses language like a jeweled sword, glittering as it cuts to the heart.”
In Psyche in a Dress, the Psyche we all know from Greek mythology finds herself in California. Tempted by gods and demons she must discover a way to find herself again.
And in Echo, a retelling of the story of Echo and Narcissus, Echo meets a broken angel, vampires, and the fairy daughter of a rock on her quest for true love.
Love and magic and believing in ourselves are timeless themes, and this new collection will introduce Francesca Lia Block to a whole new generation of readers waiting to fall under her spell.
These are goat guy shoes, not those gun shoes
“How…” Weetzie stopped herself. There was no point in asking.
“Just like any woman,” Lacey said, “We weave stories out of our bodies. Some of us through our children, or our art; some do it just by living. It’s all the same.
|—||Francesca Lia Block, Necklace of Kisses (via zmizet)|