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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
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
Title variation
Wild swan
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Author
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Genre
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 realised, 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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"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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Award
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10446303
Cataloging source
Nz
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1952-
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Cunningham, Michael
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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1965-,
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Shimizu, Yuko
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True
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  • Fairy tales
  • Fairy tales
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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Publication
Note
Hardback
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
000056417089
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9780008140380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926105114
Label
A wild swan and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
Publication
Note
Hardback
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
000056417089
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9780008140380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926105114

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