The Little Snake - A. L. Kennedy (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781786893871
Department
Books
Released
1 Aug 2019
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
A. L. Kennedy
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd
Edition
Main
Language
English
Number of Pages
128
Dimensions
178 x 111 x 8mm (178g)

Summary

  • A magical, charming and deeply moving fable about the journey we all take through life, how we live in this world, and how we leave it
  • This is the story of Mary, a young girl born in a beautiful city full of rose gardens and fluttering kites. When she is still very small, Mary meets Lanmo, a shining golden snake, who becomes her very best friend.

    The snake visits Mary many times, he sees her city change and become sadder as bombs drop and war creeps in. He sees Mary and her family leave their home, he sees her grow up and fall in love. But Lanmo knows that the day will come when he can no longer visit Mary, when his destiny will break them apart, and he wonders whether having a friend can possibly be worth the pain of knowing you will lose them.

    From one of Britain’s most gifted and celebrated writers, The Little Snake is a magical and deeply moving fable about the journey we all take through life, about love and family, about war and resilience, about how we live in this world, and how we leave it.

Fiction

General Subject
Fantasy
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Fantasy / General
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
BIC Classification 2
Myth & legend told as fiction
Library Subject 1
Friendship
Dewey Classification
813

Author Bio

A.L. Kennedy has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards, including the Costa Book of the Year for her novel Day. She lives in London and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at the University of Warwick.
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