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  • ISBN: 9780062980786
  • ISBN: 0062980785
  • ISBN: 9780062980793
  • ISBN: 0062980793
  • ISBN: 9780062980809
  • Physical Description: print
    230 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2020]

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Summary, etc.: Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school for throwing a record album at a popular girl who bullied her. When Christmas is over and the new year begins, Laura may find herself at boarding school in Montreal. Nearly unmoored from reality through her panic and submerged grief, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself. Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative's financial aid to save the family store. As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman's heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood.
Subject: Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian) 1805-1875 Adaptations
Teenage girls Fiction
Grandparent and child Fiction
Italian American families Fiction
Life change events Fiction
Swans Fiction
Nineteen sixties Fiction
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) Fiction
Vilde svaner (Andersen, H. C.) Vilde svaner (Andersen, H. C.)
Grandparent and child
Italian American families
Life change events
Nineteen sixties
Teenage girls
New York (State) New York Manhattan
Genre: Magic realism (Literature)
Magic realist fiction
Magic realist fiction.

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