Glass Slippers and Stilettos
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Regina is the woman people love to hate and hate to love. Behind the gorgeous, demurred façade lurk selfish ambition and a desperate need to find her happily ever after. The search for a man to rescue her follows a sinuous, obscure, but entertaining path. She is no innocent princess, Prince Charming can be a beast in disguise and modern-day happy endings are nothing like their fairy tale version. More
Regina is the woman everybody loves to hate and hates to love. Behind the gorgeous, demurred façade lurk selfish ambition, ignorance and a desperate need to find her happily ever after. The search for a man to rescue her and make her dreams come true follows a sinuous, often obscure, but entertaining path. Regina may try to deny it, but she is no innocent princess, Prince Charming can be a beast in disguise and modern-day happy endings are nothing like their fairy tale version.
The ten short stories are a satire of her journey, presenting the almost stereotypical character in various everyday moments and contexts, all of them related to her extraordinary ability to manipulate the men in her life. Other (often equally shallow) characters, such as Nice Guy, Boyfriend, Ex, Impeccable Pedigree, Sweet Girl, Lover or King will keep her company, allowing Regina to use them and occasionally using her, thus supporting her belief that she is a victim of circumstance. Charismatic and wild, Regina likes to enjoy all life's pleasures and wants to have the best of everything, while endeavouring to preserve her "good girl" image. There are many obstacles between Regina and her ideal man, but her high heels relentlessly walk over them and the people in her way, hoping for her dream marriage to become reality.
In spite of her many flaws, Regina remains a likeable "villain" able to trigger a spark of compassion mainly because one can occasionally relate to her amusing predicaments and moral dilemmas. After all, many have struggled with some of these issues - or similar ones - at least once.
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