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The crane wife : a novel, Patrick Ness

Label
The crane wife : a novel
Title
The crane wife
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Ness
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" A magical novel, based on a Japanese folk tale, that imagines how the life of a broken-hearted man is transformed when he rescues an injured white crane that has landed in his backyard. George Duncan is an American living and working in London. At forty-eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes. All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice. But one night he is woken by an astonishing sound-a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden. When he investigates he finds a great white crane, a bird taller than even himself. It has been shot through the wing with an arrow. Moved more than he can say, George struggles to take out the arrow from the bird's wing, saving its life before it flies away into the night sky. The next morning, a shaken George tries to go about his daily life, retreating to the back of his store and making cuttings from discarded books-a harmless, personal hobby-when through the front door of the shop a woman walks in. Her name is Kumiko, and she asks George to help her with her own artwork. George is dumbstruck by her beauty and her enigmatic nature, and begins to fall desperately in love with her. She seems to hold the potential to change his entire life, if he could only get her to reveal the secret of who she is and why she has brought her artwork to him. Witty, magical, and romantic, The Crane Wife is a story of passion and sacrifice, that resonates on the level of dream and myth. It is a novel that celebrates the creative imagination, and the disruptive power of love"--
Summary
One night, George Duncan - decent man, a good man - is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from the moment he watches it fly off, his life is transformed. The next day, a kind but enigmatic woman walks into George's shop. Suddenly a new world opens up for George, and one night she starts to tell him the most extraordinary story
Storyline
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Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2015.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.E498
LC item number
C723 2013
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The crane wife : a novel, Patrick Ness
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Edinburgh : Canongate Books, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849719208
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781594205477
Lccn
2013028121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)849719208
  • (Sirsi) a1704662
Label
The crane wife : a novel, Patrick Ness
Publication
Note
Originally published: Edinburgh : Canongate Books, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849719208
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781594205477
Lccn
2013028121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)849719208
  • (Sirsi) a1704662

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