To whom does this delicate perfume belong, that bewitched a prince so much so that he follows the fragrance to an enchanted island? Despite her extreme ugliness, could an actress meet someone who sees beyond her physical appearance and truly love her? Could a fairy remain married to a simple shepherd all her life? How could a mouse fall in love with a cat?
The four stories that make up The Metamorphoses of love explore one of S. Corinna Bille’s favourite themes – Love. But as always with this great figure of French-speaking Swiss literature, magic is never far away. We can always count on her and her deliciously dark humour to surprise us with twists and turns!
The Geneva-based illustrator Wazem brings the Valaisan writer’s words to life. By means of hatching and the interplay of light and dark, The Metamorphoses of love are mysterious, disquieting and, above all, wonderfully poetic. Readers be warned: things aren’t always as they seem – particularly when it comes to love!