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Daydreams of Angels

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Inventive, outlandish, and tender fairy tales from a bestselling author

The fantastic has always been at the edges of Heather O'Neill's work. In her bestselling novels Lullabies for Little Criminals and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, she transformed the shabbiest streets of Montreal with her beautiful, freewheeling metaphors. She described the smallest of things - a stray cat or a second-hand coat - with an intensity that made them otherworldly.

In Daydreams of Angels, O'Neill's first collection of short stories, she gives free reign to her imaginative gifts. In "The Ugly Ducklings," generations of Nureyev clones live out their lives in a grand Soviet experiment. In "Dear Piglet," a teenaged cult follower writes a letter to explain the motivation behind her crime. And in another tale, a grandmother reveals where babies come from: the beach, where young mothers-to-be hunt for infants in the surf. Each of these beguiling stories twists the beloved narratives of childhood - fairy tales, storybooks, Bible stories - to uncover the deepest truths of family life.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Daydreams of Angels: Stories
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 0-374-28042-8 / 978-0-374-28042-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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July 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Daydreams of Angels
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 0-85705-401-5 / 978-0-85705-401-2 (UK edition)
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Daydreams of Angels: Stories
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 0-374-71788-5 / 978-0-374-71788-9 (USA edition)
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February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Daydreams of Angels
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ISBN: 0-85705-402-3 / 978-0-85705-402-9 (UK edition)
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July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Daydreams of Angels
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 1-78429-510-8 / 978-1-78429-510-3 (UK edition)
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April 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Daydreams Of Angels
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 1-55468-451-X / 978-1-55468-451-9 (Canada edition)
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October 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Daydreams of Angels: Stories
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
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April 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Daydreams Of Angels
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April 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Daydreams of Angels
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
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