In my opinion, this is not so much a twisted fairy tale as an example of how to write. I won’t get into all the gush-deconstruction with various adjectives and superlatives because it’s been done ad nauseam (by an agent, even!)
Bettie, if you see, this, please email me your Paypal account and I’ll PAY you for the privilege of having read it.
Side note: If you like this as much as I did, I recommend Sheri S. Tepper’s Beauty. Philosophically, Ms. Tepper and I couldn’t be farther apart, yet I love her work. In fact, I love it so much that I mention her anti-violence, anti-alpha male treatise The Gate to Women’s Country in my certainly-not-anti-violent and pro-alpha male and alpha female doorstopper.