An illustrated novella by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry
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Published: 02 May 2013
Genre: General & literary fiction
Once there was a Postman who fell in love with a Raven…So begins the tale of a postman who encounters a fledgling raven while on the edge of his route and decides to take her home. The unlikely couple falls in love and conceives a child – an extraordinary raven girl trapped in a human body. The raven girl feels imprisoned by her arms and legs and covets wings and the ability to fly. Betwixt and between, she reluctantly grows into a young woman, until one day she meets an unorthodox doctor who is willing to change her.One of the world’s most beloved storytellers has created a dark fairytale full of wonderment and longing. Illustrated with Audrey Niffenegger’s bewitching etchings and paintings, Raven Girl explores the bounds of transformation and possibility.
Moves at an exhilarating pace.
Tom Gatti, The Times
Aesthetically, the book is a work of art… Striking and unforgettable.
Like all good fairy tales, Raven Girl is really quite disturbing as well as romantic and touching.
Sally Williams, Daily Telegraph
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The Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor brings Audrey Niffenegger's Raven Girl to the main stage! For more information on the performance and to buy tickets click here.
Audrey Niffenegger is the author of the international bestsellers The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. She has also published three illustrated books with Cape: The Three Incestuous Sisters ...