The extraordinary breakout adult novel from bestselling YA author of the Chaos Walking series.
One night George Duncan is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth shot through its wing by a giant arrow. Unexpectedly moved, he helps the crane, and from the moment he watches it fly off, George's life is transformed. The next day he meets and falls in love with the enigmatic Kumiko. It is a passion that burns hot as a volcano. But this passion comes at a terrible price.
Wise, magical, romantic and funny, The Crane Wife is hugely entertaining. A celebration of the disruptive and redemptive power of love and a hymn to the creative imagination, it is a completely enchanting novel.
Patrick Ness has won the Carnegie Medal twice, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Costa Children's Book Award, the Red House, the Galaxy Children's Book of the Year and is currently shortlisted for the LA Times Book Award, and the German Jugendliteraturpreis. In 2012 he was the first person to win both the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Carnegie Prize. His books are published in twenty languages.