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The Snow Queen

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THE SNOW QUEEN Michael Cunningham

The Snow Queen

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Michael Cunningham
publisher:
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B

The author of The Hours scales back in this chamber piece about two brothers: Tyler, a drug-addicted songwriter caring for his ill girlfriend, and Barrett, a middle-aged romantic who turns to religion after seeing an apparition. You can always expect gorgeous prose from Cunningham, and his latest is a keenly perceptive story of family, aging, and the inexplicable. But for fans of his writing, it’s like a stopgap between more satisfying works. B

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