Amidst the balls, gowns and champagne, there are evil stepmothers, death and disease. There are also valiant princes, kindly matriarchs, and enchanted lands. There is no alternate reality, though. It is still modern-day New York…and Paris, of course.
Still, Veronica needs to get up and go to work, take the kids to school, and play nice with the ex’s new wife. Each layer, though, is enchanted with its own romance… and each lover becomes a benevolent wizard.
There is Ben, Jeremy and Edmonde. And then there is KD. Why choose? These are the games your mama never taught you.
These are men’s games played by a woman, and a woman is only eligible to play when she is taught to see the world differently. It isn’t just a matter of calculations…it is a matter of proper education.
What Jeremy taught in NAPOLEON becomes a world of experience in FAIRYTALES…
What was a parochial life with known participants and variables becomes a new world with more and more opportunities. Each opportunity comes with a privilege and an obligation – and Veronica has never shirked an obligation. Not even in a fairy tale.
It is a fun journey. What it is not, is a known destination.
What happens when Cinderella goes to the Ball for the second time, this time as a queen?
United with her fellow monarchs, Veronica begins her rule. There’s bathing elephants in Malaysia, getting ink in Seattle, exploring the swamps on the Bayou and dancing the tango at the MET. And there are always Ito Masataki’s parties.
New adventures ensue as Veronica’s old guard takes on new roles as educators in her life. There is: Theo and the continuing financial education; Raj and the philosophy of Kundalini; and Robert and the art of Kinbaku-bi.
But the old flames aren’t extinguished, though, because they say that an elephant never forgets.
Some women are just not meant to have a traditional life.
What they are meant to live is a fairy tale.
But why limit oneself to one fairy tale?
Or one man?
Or one kingdom…
When you have the ability to fly?
And so Veronica takes flight.
together with all her friends, lovers, children and mentors. She takes her place in the land of the monarchs from which legends are made. Not bad for an immigrant from Brooklyn.
And FIREBIRD ends exactly where it should...