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A Wild Swan: And Other Tales
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date November 8, 2016
Pages 144
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250097309
ISBN-10 1250097304
Dimensions 0 by 5.12 by 7.25 in.
Original list price $16.00
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Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours

Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Slate, and Bustle

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 constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread. 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. 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374290252
 
With Yuko Shimizu (other contributor) | from Farrar Straus & Giroux (November 10, 2015); titled "A Wild Swan And Other Tales: And Other Tales"
9780374290252 | details & prices | 134 pages | 6.50 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $23.00
About: Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The HoursA 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781250097309
 
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from Picador USA (November 8, 2016)
9781250097309 | details & prices | 144 pages | List price $16.00
About: Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The HoursNamed a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Slate, and BustleA 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 constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781427262219
 
With Billy Hough (other contributor), Lili Taylor (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Macmillan Audio (November 10, 2015)
9781427262219 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.24 lbs | List price $19.99
About: Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The HoursA 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.

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