Raven Girl

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Harry N. Abrams, May 7, 2013 - Fiction - 80 pages
20 Reviews
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 bring 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 crafted a dark fairy tale full of wonderment and longing. Complete with Audrey Niffenegger’s bewitching etchings and paintings, Raven Girl explores the bounds of transformation and possibility.

Praise for Raven Girl:

“With her signature wit, wry melancholy, and keen gothic sensibility, Niffenegger weds the fabulous with the deeply human in this concentrated, suspenseful fable. . . .” ---Booklist, Starred Review

The book is a colorist’s dream that hauntingly captures the world of birds and humans and, as the title suggests, a creature that is somewhere in between.” – The Chicago Sun-Times

“Niffenegger (The Night Bookmobile) blends art and prose in this eerie picture book for adults.” —Publishers Weekly

“Raven Girl is a delight to hold and take in. Lovers of fairy tales and some graphic novel fans should find much to love here.”
School Library Journal online
 
"A haunting grown-up fairy tale" – Variety Magazine

“Provocative and beautiful.” —ForeWord Reviews

“A runaway hit? This one’s going to fly.” DailyCandy
 
“It’s a lovely story.” —Chicago Reader

Raven Girl is an insidious intermingling of words and pictures to be treasured.”—Tor.com
 

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User Review  - Amber the Human - Goodreads

I am not a great fan. That is, I do not do a good job following up with artists whom I enjoy. For instance, Niffenegger. Time Traveler's Wife is one of my favorite books. But here I am reading her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Victoria Moore - Goodreads

Even though I'm an adult now I've never lost my fascination for fairy tales and children's stories. I don't know if it's the way they take me to another world or their sheer beauty, but whenever I ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Audrey Niffenegger is the author of the international bestsellers The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, as well as a fine artist who has published three illustrated books with Abrams: The Three Incestuous Sisters, The Adventuress, and The Night Bookmobile. She lives in Chicago and London.

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