The extraordinary happens every day . . .
George Duncan is an American living and working in London. He is
divorced, the owner of a small print shop, and lonelier than he
realizes. One night he is woken by an extraordinary sound coming
from his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to
earth, shot through its wing by a giant arrow. Unexpectedly moved,
George pulls out the arrow and frees the crane, and from the moment
he watches it fly off, his life is transformed. Before he knows it,
he meets and falls in love with the enigmatic Kumiko, an artist who
changes the lives of everyone around her, including Amanda,
George''s angry-and very funny-daughter, her adorable French son
and George himself.
Wise, romantic, sublime and laugh-out-loud funny, The Crane
Wife is hugely entertaining, but it also resonates on a deep,
dreamlike, mythic level. Above all, it is a celebration of the
disruptive and redemptive power of love.