The Snow Queen Summary
Michael Cunningham and Rumer Godden

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The Snow Queen Overview

The Snow Queen is a novel about the lives of three characters as they are impacted by the failing health of a fourth character, Beth. The characters are connected to Beth in different ways (Tyler is her husband-to-be, Barrett is her brother and roommate, and Liz is her best friend) and cope with her illness and eventual death in individual ways, as well. Tyler turns to drugs for an escape, Barrett turns to religious and philisophical pursuits, and Liz reinvents her life, setting off to a new part of the country.

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Michael Cunningham and Rumer Godden Biographies (3)

5,645 words, approx. 19 pages
A prolific writer of novels, short fiction, and nonfiction for adults as well as novels, stories, and poetry for children, Rumer Godden conveys in her works the plight and triumph of children separate... Read more
4,388 words, approx. 15 pages
Throughout the 1980s and most of the 1990s, critics usually considered Michael Cunningham to be just another of the growing number of novelists chronicling the experience of gay Americans in the age o... Read more
9,262 words, approx. 31 pages
Godden's early years were spent in India. "Our father, 'Fa,' worked for one of the oldest of the Indian Inland Navigation Steamer Companies which, between them, were responsible for the navigation of ... Read more
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