The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Paperback Fourth Estate

By (author) Michael Cunningham

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  • Publisher: FOURTH ESTATE LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 20mm | 290g
  • Publication date: 26 June 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007557787
  • ISBN 13: 9780007557783
  • Sales rank: 43,679

Product description

Michael Cunningham's luminous, compassionate new novel begins with a vision. Walking through Central Park, Barrett Meeks sees a translucent light in the sky that regards him in a distinctly godlike way. Barrett doesn't believe in visions - or in God - but he can't deny what he's seen. In nearby Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett's older brother, is trying - and failing - to write a wedding song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Barrett turns unexpectedly to religion, while Tyler grows convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers. The Snow Queen, beautiful and heartbreaking, comic and tragic, proves again that Cunningham is one of the great novelists of his generation.

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Author information

Michael Cunningham is the author of six novels, including 'A Home at the End of the World', 'Flesh and Blood', 'The Hours' (winner of the PEN / Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize), 'Specimen Days' and 'By Nightfall', as well as 'Land's End: A Walk in Provincetown'. He lives in New York.

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'Clean and sharp as an ice crystal; a brief but profound and poetic meditation on love, death and compassion from a master craftsman of language' Observer 'Michael Cunningham's resonant new novel ... is arguably [his] most original and emotionally piercing book to date' New York Times 'The pursuit of transcendence in all kinds of forms - music, drugs, a McQueen minidress, and those things less tangible but no less powerfully felt - drives Michael Cunningham's best novel in more than a decade' Vogue