The Resource A wild swan : and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

A wild swan : and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

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A wild swan : and other tales
Title
A wild swan
Title remainder
and other tales
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan and Other Tales, the people and the talismans of lands far, far away--the mythic figures of our childhoods and the source of so much of our wonder--are transformed by Michael Cunningham into stories of sublime revelation. Here are the moments that our fairy tales forgot or deliberately concealed: the years after a spell is broken, the rapturous instant of a miracle unexpectedly realized, or the fate of a prince only half cured of a curse. The Beast stands ahead of you in line at the convenience store, buying smokes and a Slim Jim, his devouring smile aimed at the cashier. A malformed little man with a knack for minor acts of wizardry goes to disastrous lengths to procure a child. A loutish and lazy Jack prefers living in his mother's basement to getting a job, until the day he trades a cow for a handful of magic beans. Reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, rarely have our bedtime stories been this dark, this perverse, or this true"--
  • "A twisted retelling of classic fairy tales from the novelist Michael Cunningham"--
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technical information on music
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  • Provided by publisher
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TLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cunningham, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3553.U484
LC item number
A6 2015
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Lili Taylor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shimizu, Yuko
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • FICTION / Literary
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
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Label
A wild swan : and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
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Electronic audio file
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427276926
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
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unknown
Stock number
877E8129-D213-431E-9FC0-DCAAA8D19F6E
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928887041
  • (TLC)erc0000397002
  • 989867
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
A wild swan : and other tales, Michael Cunningham ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427276926
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
877E8129-D213-431E-9FC0-DCAAA8D19F6E
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928887041
  • (TLC)erc0000397002
  • 989867
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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