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The Snow Dragon

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
 
S.P. Somtow's much anthologized story The Fallen Country, and the acclaimed young adult novel that derived from it, have been favorites since the 1980s when they first appeared. In 2015, wearing his
other hat as one of the leading contemporary opera composers, Somtow premiered his opera The Snow Dragon, a third variation on this theme, taking the characters into a whole new dimension. This
volume collects all three variants - short story, novel, and opera libretto, to form a fascinating study in the evolution of a writer's mind over a thirty-five year period.

The Snow Dragon is the story of Billy, a twelve-year-old boy who suffers from such traumatic domestic violence that he has sought refuge in a fantasy kingdom. The Fallen Country has princesses and
dragons, but it is a land of perpetual cold, and its inhabitants have no feelings. Billy meets Dora, an embittered therapist with issues of her own. To find an avenue of healing, Billy must convince Dora he is not imagining things ... that the place he goes to is a real place. And Dora must learn to abandon her safety net and follow her young patient into another world.

Genre: Fantasy

Used availability for S P Somtow's The Snow Dragon

Hardback Editions

January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Snow Dragon
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 1-940999-10-3 / 978-1-940999-10-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diplodocus Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Snow Dragon: Three Variations
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 1-940999-11-1 / 978-1-940999-11-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diplodocus Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Snow Dragon
Author(s): S P Somtow
Publisher: Diplodocus Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA