Abrams Comicarts, Hardcover, 9781419707261, 71pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
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 childan 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
"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