A Wild Swan: And Other Tales

Michael Cunningham, Yuko Shimizu

A Wild Swan: And Other Tales
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A Wild Swan: And Other Tales

Michael Cunningham, Yuko Shimizu

Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours.

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.

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.

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