The Snow Queen

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The Snow Queen

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham?s latest novel, The Snow Queen, tells the fable-like story of two New York brothers whose lives have failed to live up to their potential. Younger brother Barrett lives with his brother Tyler and Tyler's dying fiancÚ, Beth. Barrett is an intelligent, late 30 year old gay man who has recently been dumped and has an ethereal experience with "a pale aqua light, translucent, a swatch of veil" while walking through Central Park at night. This spiritual experience sends him on a search for deeper meaning. Tyler, a musician, struggles with cocaine addiction as he seeks creativity and inspiration to write the perfect song for his wedding to Beth. Both brothers are seekers on different paths in this beautifully written novel.

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