THE SNOW QUEEN
Acute observations: US author Michael Cunningham.Photo: Richard Phibbs
Review by DANIEL HERBORN
You could call it a fairytale of New York, but think the Pogues rather than Hans Christian Andersen. Cunningham’s seventh novel could also be described as the story of the intertwined lives of a handful of Brooklyn hipsters, but written for those who hate the way the word ‘’hipster’’ has devolved into one of the English language’s most meaningless epithets.