Waiting on Wednesday: Orfeia


Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly meme linking Waiting on Wednesday by Breaking The Spine and Can’t Wait Wednesday by Wishful Endings


| Waiting on Wednesday: August 12 |

Orfeia

by Joanne M. Harris

Illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins


When you can find me an acre of land,
Every sage grows merry in time,
Between the ocean and the sand
Then will you be united again.
(Inspired by The Child Ballads 2 & 19)

So begins a beautiful and tragic quest as a heartbroken mother sets out to save her lost daughter, through the realms of the real, of dream, and even into the underworld itself.

But determination alone is not enough. For to save something precious, she must give up something precious, be it a song, a memory, or herfreedom itself…

Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, this is a stunning and original modern fairytale.


To be published by Gollancz on 03 September 2020

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