Dark Shimmer

Dark Shimmer

Book - 2016
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Set in medieval Venice, this captivating fairy tale retelling by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli explores belonging, beauty, and the transformative power of love through the eyes of a teenage girl. Dolce has grown up hidden away on an island in a lagoon. She is a giant, a freak, tormented by everyone but her loving mother. She spends her time learning the valuable secret of making mirrors. Following a tragedy, Dolce swims away and lands on an island where people see her as normal, even beautiful. Marin, a kind widower, and his little daughter bring Dolce to live with them in their grand palazzo. Eventually, Dolce and Marin marry. She secretly continues to make mirrors, not realizing that quicksilver endangers her . . . and so evil begins in innocence.
Publisher: New York : Ember, 2016.
ISBN: 9780553494181
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Napol
Characteristics: 348 pages ; 20 cm


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In this imaginative retelling of Snow White, Dolce is an outcast who finds peace making mirrors. When she marries a widowed nobleman, everything seems to be going well, until the liquid mercury in her mirrors slowly turns Dolce mad. Napoli's novel explores how the Wicked Queen became who she is i... Read More »

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