Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger
Category: Fairy Tale, Romance
Audrey Niffenegger, the author behind the best-selling book The time Traveller’s Wife, is back with a spellbinding new short story. The story, which is a fantastical take on a dark fairy tale, is sure to captivate fans of Niffenegger’s unique storytelling. I was immediately taken with the gothic cover and the image of the body outlined inside the raven. So what do you think of this week’s cover crush?
Once there was a Postman who fell in love with a Raven.
So begins the tale of a postman who encounters a fledgling raven while on the edge of his route and decides to bring her home. The unlikely couple falls in love and conceives a child—an extraordinary raven girl trapped in a human body. The raven girl feels imprisoned by her arms and legs and covets wings and the ability to fly. Betwixt and between, she reluctantly grows into a young woman, until one day she meets an unorthodox doctor who is willing to change her.
One of the world’s most beloved storytellers has crafted a dark fairy tale full of wonderment and longing. Complete with Audrey Niffenegger’s bewitching etchings and paintings, Raven Girl explores the bounds of transformation and possibility.