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A wild swan and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

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A wild swan and other tales
Title
A wild swan and other tales
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Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
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Language
eng
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"--
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1952-
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Cunningham, Michael
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1965-
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Shimizu, Yuko
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A wild swan and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
Control code
42890342
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9780374290252
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) 42890342
  • (Sirsi) 42890342
Label
A wild swan and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
42890342
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9780374290252
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42890342
  • (Sirsi) 42890342

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