The Little Snake

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Product Details

Price
$14.00  $12.88
Publisher
Canongate Books
Publish Date
Pages
128
Dimensions
4.3 X 0.5 X 6.8 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781786893871
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About the Author

A.L. Kennedy has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards, including the Costa Book of the Year for her novel Day. She lives in London and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at the University of Warwick. @Writerer a-l-kennedy.co.uk

Reviews

"After entering Kennedy's world, it's hard to find a way out . . . In The Little Snake, the swift emotional slippages click along, one after another, sentence after sentence, like an intricate concatenation of rainbow-bright dominoes. Funny, surprising and unexpected . . . Kennedy's prose--like the endlessly unreeling speculations of her most interesting characters--is simultaneously logical and illogical, sad and funny, simple and profound, turning over and over in endless permutations, like an elegant small snake wrestling against the constraints of its own shiny and menacing skin" New York Times

"Charming lessons in life, death and kindness . . . This heartwarming fable is a reassuring read for anyone, young or old, coming to terms with mortality . . . Hugely moving" Guardian

"Teaches its protagonists lessons about cruelty, mortality and above all, love . . . [An] enchanting modern fairy tale . . . A fable for our time . . . Kennedy's humor and lightness of touch serves to underscore her serious intent: an urgent reminder of the small and great things that actually give life its meaning" Financial Times

"A miniature fable . . . In this bitter age of broken borders, this timely, timeless story's large helping of sugar is not unwelcome" Sunday Times

"An homage to Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry's The Little Prince, this fairytale novella is a simple but sumptuous read" Telegraph

"Playful . . . sweet, sad, but always a hairsbreadth away from whimsy, it's told in a soothing tone that, for better or worse, makes you feel as if you're sitting cross-legged on a classroom carpet" Daily Mail