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: 80,503

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 a visual artist and writer who lives mostly in Chicago and occasionally in London. She has published six books, including the novels The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. She helped to found the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Her art has been exhibited by Printworks Gallery in Chicago since 1986. She is a Professor in the Fiction Department of Columbia College. Her recent projects include a ballet, Raven Girl, in collaboration with Wayne McGregor for the Royal Opera House Ballet.

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"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.