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A wild swan : and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, (electronic resource)

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A wild swan : and other tales
Title
A wild swan
Title remainder
and other tales
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
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 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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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cunningham, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.U484
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shimizu, Yuko
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Short stories
Label
A wild swan : and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443444712
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 7867ceac-9890-41f3-a5b3-6b508e45a36d
  • 2ccd79a8-2820-453d-9ffa-132de1183abc
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927397432
Label
A wild swan : and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443444712
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 7867ceac-9890-41f3-a5b3-6b508e45a36d
  • 2ccd79a8-2820-453d-9ffa-132de1183abc
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927397432

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