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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
Title remainder
and other tales
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Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
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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"--
  • "A twisted retelling of classic fairy tales from the novelist Michael Cunningham"--
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These are fairy tales that have slightly more insight, for the discerning adult. “The Wild Swans” was actually my favorite when I was young, next to “The Little Mermaid.” These are a continuation of what happens after those stories end and are set, in some instances, in the modern world. Packed with humor, this is an easy gift for those who like to be read to at night or feel too old for idealistic fairy tales. -- Andrienne Cruz for LibraryReads
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10446303
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DLC
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813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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True
Target audience
adult
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and other tales
Label
A wild swan : and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dis. enchant -- A wild swan -- Crazy old lady -- Jacked -- Poisoned -- A monkey's paw -- Little man -- Steadfast; tin -- Beasts -- Her hair -- Ever/after
Control code
ocn898419535
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9780374290252
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015002963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898419535
Label
A wild swan : and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dis. enchant -- A wild swan -- Crazy old lady -- Jacked -- Poisoned -- A monkey's paw -- Little man -- Steadfast; tin -- Beasts -- Her hair -- Ever/after
Control code
ocn898419535
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9780374290252
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015002963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898419535

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