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A wild swan : and other tales / Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Summary:

"Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours. A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan and Other Tales, the people and the talismans of lands far, far away--the mythic figures of our childhoods and the source of so much of our wonder--are transformed by Michael Cunningham into stories of sublime revelation. Here are the moments that our fairy tales forgot or deliberately concealed: the years after a spell is broken, the rapturous instant of a miracle unexpectedly realized, or the fate of a prince only half cured of a curse. The Beast stands ahead of you in line at the convenience store, buying smokes and a Slim Jim, his devouring smile aimed at the cashier. A malformed little man with a knack for minor acts of wizardry goes to disastrous lengths to procure a child. A loutish and lazy Jack prefers living in his mother's basement to getting a job, until the day he trades a cow for a handful of magic beans. Reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, rarely have our bedtime stories been this dark, this perverse, or this true"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Huntington Branch CUNNINGHAM (Michael) (Text) 37814003064269 FICTION - NEW Book None 02/01/2017 Available -
Hood River County Library FIC CUNNINGHAM (Text) 33892100330241 Adult Fiction Book None 11/10/2015 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library 813.54 Cunni (Text) 37862000354704 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/01/2015 Available -
Pendleton Public Library F CUNNI (Text) 37801000529154 Adult Fiction None 01/12/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374290252 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0374290253 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 134 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Dis. enchant -- A wild swan -- Crazy old lady -- Jacked -- Poisoned -- A monkey's paw -- Little man -- Steadfast; tin -- Beasts -- Her hair -- Ever/after.
Summary, etc.:
"Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours. A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan and Other Tales, the people and the talismans of lands far, far away--the mythic figures of our childhoods and the source of so much of our wonder--are transformed by Michael Cunningham into stories of sublime revelation. Here are the moments that our fairy tales forgot or deliberately concealed: the years after a spell is broken, the rapturous instant of a miracle unexpectedly realized, or the fate of a prince only half cured of a curse. The Beast stands ahead of you in line at the convenience store, buying smokes and a Slim Jim, his devouring smile aimed at the cashier. A malformed little man with a knack for minor acts of wizardry goes to disastrous lengths to procure a child. A loutish and lazy Jack prefers living in his mother's basement to getting a job, until the day he trades a cow for a handful of magic beans. Reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, rarely have our bedtime stories been this dark, this perverse, or this true"-- Provided by publisher.
"A twisted retelling of classic fairy tales from the novelist Michael Cunningham"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fairy tales.
Folklore.
Genre: 0 Short stories.
Short stories.
Fairy tales.

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