First Edition of Egg and Spoon; Signed by Gregory Maguire
Egg and Spoon
Item Number: 4522
Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2014.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Gregory Maguire on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Though the story bears some marks of a heroic quest, it is really a series of dreamy, expertly painted vignettes, set pieces both absurd and spectacular. … Maguire’s wit is shown to best advantage when in sync with his lush whimsy… In this surfeit of myth and mayhem, there are also moments of poignant quiet, when the grand quest of saving the magic of Russia recedes. In these moments, the human comes to the fore, and our focus narrows once more to a child longing for a parent, a mother longing for a child, the aching burden of living through suffering that life demands again and again. … It is impossible not to root for girls and watches and aunts alike, and to cheer their little victories as acts of grace" (The New York Times Book Review).