The Raven Girl

The Raven Girl

Hardback Jonathan Cape

By (author) Audrey Niffenegger

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  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 336mm x 14mm | 466g
  • Publication date: 2 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0224097873
  • ISBN 13: 9780224097871
  • Sales rank: 79,218

Product description

Once there was a Postman who fell in love with a Raven. So begins the tale of a postman who encounters a fledgling raven while on the edge of his route and decides to take her home. The unlikely couple falls in love and conceives a child - an extraordinary raven girl trapped in a human body. The raven girl feels imprisoned by her arms and legs and covets wings and the ability to fly. Betwixt and between, she reluctantly grows into a young woman, until one day she meets an unorthodox doctor who is willing to change her. One of the world's most beloved storytellers has created a dark fairytale full of wonderment and longing. Illustrated with Audrey Niffenegger's bewitching etchings and paintings, "Raven Girl" explores the bounds of transformation and possibility.

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Author information

Audrey Niffenegger is the author of the international bestsellers The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. She has also published three illustrated books with Cape: The Three Incestuous Sisters, The Adventuress and The Night Bookmobile. She lives in Chicago and London.

Review quote

"Moves at an exhilarating pace." -- Tom Gatti The Times "Aesthetically, the book is a work of art... Striking and unforgettable." Nudge "Like all good fairy tales, Raven Girl is really quite disturbing as well as romantic and touching." -- Sally Williams Daily Telegraph

Editorial reviews

Moves at an exhilarating pace.