Snow Angels

Snow Angels Cover

Snow Angels

By Stewart O'Nan

Picador USA, Paperback, 9780312427696, 305pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2008


Now a major motion picture from Warner Independent starring Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale

In Stewart O'Nan's "Snow Angels," Arthur Parkinson is fourteen during the dreary winter of 1974. Enduring the pain of his parents' divorce, his world is shattered when his beloved former babysitter, Annie, falls victim to a tragic series of events. The interlinking stories of Arthur's unraveling family, and of Annie's fate, form the backdrop of this intimate tale about the price of love and belonging, told in a spare, translucent, and unexpectedly tender voice.

About the Author
Stewart O Nan s award-winning fiction includes "Snow Angels", "A Prayer for the Dying", "Last Night at the Lobster", and "Emily, Alone". His most recent novel, "The Odds", was hailed by The Boston Globe" as a gorgeous fable, a stunning meditation and a hope-filled Valentine. "Granta" named him one of America s Best Young Novelists.He was born and raised and lives in Pittsburgh.

Praise For Snow Angels

"A thriller of the heart, at once suspenseful and emotionally absorbing."--Newsday


"Beautiful and harrowing . . . An exquisite double helix, each of its two strands a tale of an unraveling family, curving in tenuous but essential relation to the other."--Elle


"Stunning . . . A truthful and deeply sad picture of the American hinterland, which has lost religion and maybe also lost its capacity for sustained love. . . . Wonderfully effective . . . O'Nan sees with a vengeance."--The New York Times Book Review


"Haunting . . . a whole that's much more than the sum of its parts . . . Moving, beautifully constructed, morally complex."--The Washington Post Book World


"Shines with a cold, stark light . . . Strangely beautiful."--Los Angeles Times


"Stunningly heartbreaking . . . It has an air of the intricately beautiful tragedies of Edith Warton. . . . All [the characters] are flawlessly imprinted, like perfect snow angels with no tracks leading away."--The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)