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Shortlisted for the 2013 National Book Awards UK Author of the Year.
One night, George Duncan - decent man, a good man - is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from the moment he watches it fly off, his life is transformed.
The next day, a kind but enigmatic woman walks into George's shop. Suddenly a new world opens up for George, and one night she starts to tell him the most extraordinary story.
Wise, romantic, magical and funny, The Crane Wife is a hymn to the creative imagination and a celebration of the disruptive and redemptive power of love.
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"A lovely and magical book" (T.C. Boyle)
"Patrick Ness is on top form here . . . The Crane Wife is a tale full of bittersweet wonder with a very human soul. A treat." (Matt Haig)
"This is a novel that treads with feather-deft steps through ordinary lives touched by magic, then takes flight on wing beats of powerful storytelling" (ALI SHAW, author of The Girl with Glass Feet)
"When George and his daughter, with their seemingly ordinary quirks and heartbreaks, are befriended by an enigmatic woman, art, beauty, and myth become living forces in their lives. This poignant novel echoes with the longings and sorrows of the ages. But what came as a most delightful surprise is the humor and humanity that Patrick Ness brings to this story" (EOWYN IVEY, author of The Snow Child)
"An insanely beautiful writer" (Time Magazine)
"Ness is both accessible and sophisticated, handling big subjects in prose that is simple and heart-stopping" (Sunday Times (on the Chaos Walking trilogy))
"Ness is a young writer of exciting quality and unpredictability" (The Times)
"A heart-warmingly deranged new voice" (Guardian)
"Patrick Ness recreates the world as we know it, infusing it with a charm and whimsy" (T.C. Boyle)
"This is quite simply one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. It hits an emotional tone that I can't quite put my finger on. It is a story told so simply yet reaches every fibreof your being. It is sad yet inspirational, full of hope but also despair, full of the magic of life but also it's consequences" (Bite The Book)
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