The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West : A Novel
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Who is wicked and who is good? In this amazing retelling of the Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch of the West gets her story told and you may find yourself on her side!
A fable for adults on the subject of destiny and free will by a writer of children's books. It tells the story of Elphaba before she became the Wicked Witch of the West in the land of Oz. The novel traces her career as nun, nurse, pro-democracy activist and animal rights defender.
Her sister gets killed and, before she can even start grieving, the magic slippers which are rightfully hers, are given to the murderer. How is it fair that the Wicked Witch of the West is the one who got the bad rap?
The Wizard of Oz retold from the point of view of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. You’ll never think of Oz the same way again.
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Dark and depressing. I kept waiting for this to pull out of the spin but it's whole story seems to be based on withered dreams. The main character is hard to like or enjoy also. One moment she might be very philosophical the next she'll act like an angry child.
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