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The Snow Queen

By Michael Cunningham, 1952-

A darkly luminous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours

Michael Cunningham’s luminous novel begins with a vision. It’s November 2004. Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up at the sky; there he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly godlike way. Barrett doesn’t believe in visions—or in God—but he can’t deny what he’s seen.
     At the same time, in the not-quite-gentrified Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett’s older brother, a struggling musician, is trying—and failing—to write a wedding song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Tyler is determined to write a song that will be not merely a sentimental ballad but an enduring expression of love.
     Barrett, haunted by the light, turns unexpectedly to religion. Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers. Beth tries to face mortality with as much courage as she can summon.
     Cunningham follows the Meeks brothers as each travels down a different path in his search for transcendence. In subtle, lucid prose, he demonstrates a profound empathy for his conflicted characters and a singular understanding of what lies at the core of the human soul.
     The Snow Queen, beautiful and heartbreaking, comic and tragic, proves again that Cunningham is one of the great novelists of his generation.


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Publish Date

2014

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9780374266325


Format: Book
Author: Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
Summary: A heartbroken man turns to religion after seeing a vision in the sky above Central Park while his musician brother takes drugs he thinks will help him compose a ballad for his seriously ill wife.
Title: The snow queen / Michael Cunningham.
Publisher Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Subject: Brothers -- Fiction. Drug addiction -- Fiction. Cancer -- Patients -- Fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780374266325 (hardcover) 0374266328 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: F Cunningham
Oclc: 862053024
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Bib Id: 518473

Format: Book
Author: Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
Summary: A heartbroken man turns to religion after seeing a vision in the sky above Central Park while his musician brother takes drugs he thinks will help him compose a ballad for his seriously ill wife.
Title: The snow queen / Michael Cunningham.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Description: 258 pages ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Brothers -- Fiction.
Subjects: Drug addiction -- Fiction.
Subjects: Cancer -- Patients -- Fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
LCCN: 2013038712
ISBN: 9780374266325 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0374266328 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: F Cunningham