the swan maidens ~ a novel
Fairytales captivate us as children. They allow us to see the horror of life in a way that we can cope with. In fantasy we can escape, become something beyond ourselves. This project began as a short film, then expanded into a film script, and now exists as a novel - not literature in its purest sense, but rather a sort of literary art. It is the story of female refugees set in a mythical place (representing the limbo - real and/or metaphorical - that the displaced too often dwell within), and fuses mythology and reality into a dark fairy story for the contemporary world.