3 New Books About Modern Myths With a Feminist Twist
There’s a reason that mythology and fairy tales are enduring: The larger-than-life characters and stories appeal to us, and there’s a certain elegant simplicity about the way things work out. Well, in this modern moment, we’re all very aware that things are a little murkier and more morally complex. In that vein, the new books in this week’s book club take the classic structures of myths and legends and update them through the more complex lens of intersectional feminism. If that sounds like homework, it’s anything but: They’re also compelling, funny, and sometimes even hopeful.