Features women who take the law into their own hands, who defy society's expectations, put their own needs first and don't feel guilty. Characters that give Lady Macbeth, Imelda Marcos and Marina's Snow Queen a run for their money. All these stories, in one way or another, are tales of women and power. They goad readers and dare them to strip off their niceness, leave their safe haven and go out into the dark woods knowing that the most dangerously sublime thing to be encountered in that forest is themselves unleashed.
Mary Sharratt is the author of three novels: Summit Avenue, The Real Minerva and The Vanishing Point. Maya Chowdhry is a poet, playwright and co-editor of Acts of Passion: Sexuality, Gender and Performance.