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Raven Girl

Audrey Niffenegger

Hardcover

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Description

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

 

Abrams ComicArts, 9781419707261, 80pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2013



About the Author

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 four illustrated books with Abrams: The Three Incestuous Sisters, The Adventuress, Raven Girl, and The Night Bookmobile.
 
Eddie Campbell is an award-winning comics writer and artist. His work includes From Hell with Alan Moore as well as the autobiographical Alec: The Years Have Pants and The Playwright (with Daren White). They both live in Chicago and London.