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The Crane Wife

by Patrick Ness

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | January 13, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: January 13, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443420123

ISBN - 13: 9781443420129

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Crane Wife

The Crane Wife

by Patrick Ness

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: January 13, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443420123

ISBN - 13: 9781443420129

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

PATRICK NESS' children's trilogy The Chaos Walking Theory and his novel A Monster Calls have variously won the Carnegie Medal twice, as well as the Galaxy National Book Award, the Costa Children's Book of the Year, and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. They have been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the LA Times Book Award, and the German Jugendliteraturpreis and have been sold into twenty languages. Lionsgate Studios have acquired the film rights to the trilogy and have hired Oscar-winner Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) to write the screenplay for The Knife of Never Letting Go, the first in the trilogy. He was born and raised in the US, and now lives in London, England.

Editorial Reviews

"Patrick Ness is on top form here. . . . A tale full of bittersweet wonder with a very human soul. A treat." -MATT HAIG

"A lovely and magical book." -T.C. BOYLE

"An insanely beautiful writer." -TIME MAGAZINE

"A special novel: a perfect fusion of surreal imagery and beautifully crafted internal logic." -THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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