A Girl Made of Air (Hardback)Nydia Hetherington (author)
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A phantasmagoria perfect for readers of Angela Carter and The Night Circus, Hetherington’s luminous debut centres on a nameless tightrope artiste and the mystery of a child who went missing from the big top.
A lyrical and atmospheric homage to the strange and extraordinary, perfect for fans of Angela Carter and Erin Morgenstern.
This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived...
Born into a post-war circus family, our nameless star was unwanted and forgotten, abandoned in the shadows of the big top. Until the bright light of Serendipity Wilson threw her into focus.
Now an adult, haunted by an incident in which a child was lost from the circus, our narrator, a tightrope artiste, weaves together her spellbinding tales of circus legends, earthy magic and folklore, all in the hope of finding the child... But will her story be enough to bring the pair together again?
Beautiful and intoxicating, A Girl Made of Air brings the circus to life in all of its grime and glory; Marina, Manu, Serendipity Wilson, Fausto, Big Gen and Mouse will live long in the hearts of readers. As will this story of loss and reconciliation, of storytelling and truth.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 598 g
Dimensions: 238 x 158 x 38 mm
'A captivating tale of love and loss and finding connection in the most unexpected places' - Nikki Marmery, author of On Wilder Seas
'Hetherington tells her captivating tale from deep within the sequinned heart of the circus, with characters as darkly flawed as they are brilliantly talented. A Girl Made of Air is a poignant story of regret and redemption, brilliantly interlaced with magic and folklore' - Sonia Velton, author of Blackberry & Wild Rose
'Tells a story about stories in rich, lyrical magic realism . . . the language is elegant and beautiful and an atmospheric success in itself' - Starburst
'An enchanting tale steeped in circus legend - a truly magical debut!' - My Weekly
'Fantasy, folklore and funambulism tread an impressive line in this richly imagined debut. Hetherington spins a kaleidoscopic patchwork of memory and magic, secrets and lies, ideal for fans of The Night Circus' - Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters
'This novel had me under its spell from start to finish, each page conjuring up such vivid imagery that I was utterly captivated. Breathtaking' - Emma Cooper, author of If I Could Say Goodbye
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