By Stephan Lee
Updated May 09, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Snow Queen

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  • Book
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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

The Snow Queen

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Michael Cunningham
publisher
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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