Short stories by Michael Cunningham

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM is the author of the novels A Home at the End of the WorldFlesh and BloodSpecimen DaysBy Nightfall, and The Snow Queen, as well as the collection A Wild Swan and Other Tales, and the nonfiction book Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his work has appeared in The New Yorkerand The Best American Short StoriesThe Hours was a New York Times bestseller, and the winner of both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Raised in Los Angeles, Michael Cunningham lives in New York City, and is a senior lecturer at Yale University.

Listing 2 stories.

A dwarfish wizard learns how to spin straw into gold to help the miller's daughter out of the kindness of his heart. But then he realizes her situation might be the way to get what he's always wanted—a child.

A nine-year-old who idolizes his older brother plans to move to Woodstock with him one day. For the time being, however, they are stuck in Cleveland, where they dabble in drugs, sex, and alcohol before his older brother's untimely demise.