“A heart may desire a thing powerfully indeed, but that heart’s desire might be what a person least needs, for her health, for her continuing happiness.” (p.356)
Written as if the Brothers Grimm met Hugh Hefner, Tender Morsels is a bizarre fantasy. At once alluring and repellent, I cannot decide if I like the book. But, it certainly was interesting.
Magically conjured moon-babbies intervene in death wishes, causing poor Liga to live in a heaven of her choosing rather than a ravine in which she thought to throw her baby then herself…boys become bears on Bear Day, running around in furred skins as if they were frat man: out to satiate every desire…Lady Annie tries to use her skills for good but learns that intervention is not necessarily the best solution to a problem.
I found lessons, though, within the story which are relevant to me:
- You can’t hide in a world of your making, unwilling to interact in the flawed one that is our own.
- You can’t overprotect your children, in trying to keep them safe and happy, for not only will they grow resentful, they will not develop their own lives.