Iron and Gold
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' I baked the bread made you mortal. For mortal you had to be. Same as myself, fach. No different see?...When I'm gone, you'll be taking my place quite natural...A chain o'women. All alike. Every link. That life may hold unbroken..'
A skilful retelling of the best known Welsh Fairy Bride folktale, ' The Lady of Llyn y Fan Fach.'
Lured from her underwater home, to become a farmer's wife in the Brecon Beacons, the fairy bride discovers that both her difference and her acquired familiarity breed marital breakdown and tragedy.
The author uses the story as a reflection on the nature of marriage, the social construction of gender roles, and the human yearning for strange beauty. It is indispensable in any consideration of Welsh feminism in the first half of the twentieth century, and continues to have great relevance to the modern reader.
Foreward/Intro by: Jane Aaron
Category: Fiction Novels Honno Classics Mythology
First published by Honno in : 2002