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Michael Cunningham's luminous, compassionate new novel begins with a vision.

It's November 2004. Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is suddenly and inexplicably inspired to look up at the sky, where he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly godlike way. Although Barrett doesn't believe in visions - or in god, for that matter - he can't deny what he's seen.

At the same time, in the not-quite-gentrified Bushwick neighbourhood of Brooklyn, Beth, who's engaged to Barrett's older brother, Tyler, is dying of colon cancer. Beth, Tyler, and Barrett have cobbled together a more or less happy home. Tyler, a struggling musician with a drug problem, is trying and failing to write a wedding song for his wife-to-be - something that will be not merely a sentimental ballad but an enduring expression of eternal love. Barrett, haunted by the light, turns unexpectedly to religion. Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his deepest creative powers. Beth tries to face mortality with as much courage and stoicism as she can summon.

Cunningham follows the Meeks brothers as each turns down a decidedly 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 depth of the human soul.

The Snow Queen, beautiful and heartbreaking, comic and tragic, proves once again that Cunningham is one of the great novelists of this generation.

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June 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 1-62899-576-9 / 978-1-62899-576-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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May 2014 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 1-4434-3352-7 / 978-1-4434-3352-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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May 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 0-00-755767-1 / 978-0-00-755767-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Snow Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 0-374-26632-8 / 978-0-374-26632-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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2014 : USA Hardback

Title: the snow queen
Author(s): michael cunningham
ISBN: 0-374-97063-7 / 978-0-374-97063-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 1-4434-3353-5 / 978-1-4434-3353-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Snow Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 1-250-06772-3 / 978-1-250-06772-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 0-00-755769-8 / 978-0-00-755769-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 0-00-757918-7 / 978-0-00-757918-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 1-250-06771-5 / 978-1-250-06771-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador Paper
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May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 0-374-97060-2 / 978-0-374-97060-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fsg Adult
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 0-00-755778-7 / 978-0-00-755778-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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May 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Snow Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 1-4272-3338-1 / 978-1-4272-3338-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Snow Queen
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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May 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Snow Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Snow Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Snow Queen
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Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Snow Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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