Block, Francesca Lia. Psyche in a dress.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position::Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

BLOCK, Francesca Lia. Psyche in a dress. HarperCollins. 116p. c2006. 978-0-9096-0763-3. $7.99. S A

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, September 2006: Block, author of Weezie Bat and many other YA novels, turns to free verse to recount a modern version of Greek myths. A young woman named Psyche is an actress in her exploitive father's movies. In the night a lover comes to her and tells her the myths--"my beautiful, brutal bedtime stories"--but she is insecure, doubts his love for her, and sends him away. She then tries on the identities of other mythical characters, such as Echo, Eurydice and Persephone, goes to work in Aphrodite's dress shop, and visits her mother Demeter in an idyllic cottage above the sea. She takes other lovers,...

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