Looking for a vaguely remembered book...
November 3, 2010 12:43 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a vaguely remembered book, published (we believe) in the last 10 years.

My girlfriend is trying to remember the name of a book she encountered in an undergraduate class on contemporary fiction. She believes the author's name begins with a 'G,' maybe even sounded like 'Graves.' The book itself was primarily a collection of short stories - children's stories or structures that had been twisted to be more adult, somewhat in the vein of Angela Carter. It also featured several puzzles and riddles, including one logic puzzle or anagram type thing featuring several people in a neighborhood having affairs with one another.

One story my girlfriend remembers involved Aesop being driven over a cliff by townspeople, while the animals refused to help him.

The cover of the book featured a child holding a book, very brightly colored: blue, red/orange, and yellow, as she recalls.

The author apparently is also working with interactive texts.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?
posted by jrb223 to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Diane Schoemperlen, Forms of Devotion? The children's stories and logic puzzle sound familiar, though not Aesop.
posted by jeather at 1:33 PM on November 3, 2010

Best answer: Is it Robert Coover's A Child Again?
posted by pineappleheart at 2:55 PM on November 3, 2010

Neil Gaiman's "M is for Magic"?
posted by Carlotta Bananas at 2:57 PM on November 3, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks pineappleheart, that was it!

Those other two look interesting as well, though!
posted by jrb223 at 4:51 PM on November 3, 2010

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