Local author! Small press! She is a Beast is an illustrated collection of feminist fairy tales. Some are re-imaginings of the classic tales we know, such as Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella, while others are completely original. This collection is about women reclaiming their stories and finding agency by embracing their beastly natures and adopting monstrous appetites deemed inappropriate by society. In their wildness they find freedom.
This book is handmade by APEP in their Chewsville, Maryland studio. It is saddle stitched and measures 9”x10”. The nearly square size, dramatic margins, typography and design is inspired by the artists and writers of Ver Sacrum magazine.
By Christina Rosso. Paperback. 60 pages. Published by APEP Publications, 2020.