By Michael Cunningham

ISBN-10: 0374290253

ISBN-13: 9780374290252

Fairy stories for our instances from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of The Hours

A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the facility to alter destiny; a woman whose terribly lengthy hair factors disaster; a guy with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a home deep within the woodland, built of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan and different stories, the folk and the talismans of lands a ways, some distance away―the mythic figures of our childhoods and the resource of lots of our wonder―are remodeled by way of Michael Cunningham into tales of elegant revelation.
Here are the moments that our fairy stories forgot or intentionally hid: the years after a spell is damaged, the rapturous quick of a miracle all at once discovered, or the destiny of a prince in basic terms part cured of a curse. The Beast stands sooner than you in line on the comfort shop, purchasing smokes and a slender Jim, his devouring smile geared toward the cashier. A malformed little guy with a knack for minor acts of wizardry is going to disastrous lengths to acquire a baby. A loutish and lazy Jack prefers residing in his mother's basement to getting a task, till the day he trades a cow for a handful of magic beans.
Reimagined through probably the most talented storytellers of his new release, and exquisitely illustrated through Yuko Shimizu, not often have our bedtime tales been this darkish, this perverse, or this real.

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