The Crane Wife

Paperback | January 21, 2014

byPatrick Ness

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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.

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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 gia...

PATRICK NESSwas born and raised in the United States. He is the author of the bestselling novelA Monster Callsand the Chaos Walking trilogy. He has won the Carnegie Medal twice, and his works have been shortlisted for theLos Angeles TimesBook Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and translated into twenty-five languages. He lives in L...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:January 21, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443420123

ISBN - 13:9781443420129

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"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