Excerpt from review by Rebecca Rego Barry for Fine Books Magazine. Click here to read the article in its entirety.
For artist and bestselling novelist Audrey Niffenegger--and her legion of fans and collectors (myself included)--this spring and summer is quite an exciting time. With two new books, a ballet, and a museum exhibit coming up, it might be her second wave.
The first book is a visual novella, more akin to her recent The Night Bookmobile than The Time Traveler's Wife. Raven Girl (Abrams ComicArts, May 7, $19.95) is a dreamy, dark fairy tale, obviously meant for adults. In it, an English postman falls in love with a fledgling raven from East Underwhelm, Otherworld. The strange pair conceive a child--a raven trapped in a girl's body, who becomes so distraught that she engages the services of a plastic surgeon to give her wings.
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