The Crane Wife


PUBLISHED BY: Canongate Books / Penguin

RRP: £8.99


The Crane Wife

The extraordinary happens everyday.

One night, George Duncan 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 away, his life is transformed. The next day, a beautiful woman called Kumiko walks into his shop and begins to tell him the most extraordinary story.

Wise, romantic, magical and funny, The Crane Wife is a celebration of the disruptive and redemptive power of love.

“I laughed, and I cried . . . but before it was over, I also felt like I’d lived another life, and died a little inside. That’s how powerful Patrick Ness’ new novel is.”

Niall Alexander

“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

“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

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