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Red Shoes

Carmel Bird

Published 1998
ISBN : 9780091834012
Paperback
333 pages
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Dustjacket synopsis:The beautiful, charismatic Petra Penfold-Knight, accustomed to her own way from birth, grows up to lead a religious cult whose devotess wear red shoes. The cult attracts members through Petras magnetism, as well as by moreMoreDustjacket synopsis:The beautiful, charismatic Petra Penfold-Knight, accustomed to her own way from birth, grows up to lead a religious cult whose devotess wear red shoes. The cult attracts members through Petras magnetism, as well as by more sinister means, such as stealing children born to unmarried girls.Imbued with ancient narrative myths, music and dance, Red Shoes is told by Petras guardian angel, who has a unique slant on the nature of reality and on the darker side of female sexuality. The angels perception is subversive, playful and sublimely witty, and illuminates Petras surface allure, which disguises a complex yet brutal personality and a moral vacuum.