By Michael Cunningham
Fairy stories for our occasions from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of
A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the ability 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 wooded area, built of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan and different Tales, the folks and the talismans of lands a ways, some distance away—the mythic figures of our childhoods and the resource of a lot of our wonder—are reworked by means of Michael Cunningham into tales of elegant revelation.
listed here are the moments that our fairy stories forgot or intentionally hid: the years after a spell is damaged, the rapturous speedy of a miracle suddenly discovered, or the destiny of a prince in simple 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 obtain a toddler. 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 via probably the most proficient storytellers of his new release, and exquisitely illustrated by way of Yuko Shimizu, infrequently have our bedtime tales been this darkish, this perverse, or this precise.
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A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham