The Stolen Child
Forever-young forest pixies abduct Henry Day, a runaway boy, and turn him into one of their own — while a replacement changeling becomes a piano prodigy.
Changeling ”Henry” must remember to grow himself up (literally), and original Henry struggles to let go of his human past.
Magic realism plus coming-of-age yarn plus Proustian memoir.
An ingenious, spirited allegory for adolescent angst, aging, the purpose of art, etc., that digs deep.