The Snow Queen (2014) The author of The Hours scales back in this chamber piece about two brothers: Tyler, a drug-addicted songwriter caring for his ill girlfriend, and Barrett,… 2014-05-06 Fiction Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Review

The Snow Queen (2014)

THE SNOW QUEEN Michael Cunningham
THE SNOW QUEEN Michael Cunningham
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 06, 2014; Writer: Michael Cunningham; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

The author of The Hours scales back in this chamber piece about two brothers: Tyler, a drug-addicted songwriter caring for his ill girlfriend, and Barrett, a middle-aged romantic who turns to religion after seeing an apparition. You can always expect gorgeous prose from Cunningham, and his latest is a keenly perceptive story of family, aging, and the inexplicable. But for fans of his writing, it's like a stopgap between more satisfying works. B

Originally posted May 07, 2014 Published in issue #1311 May 16, 2014 Order article reprints