The Otherlife (Paperback)Julia Gray (author)
When troubled, quiet Ben begins at the ruthlessly competitive Cottesmore House, school to the richest, most privileged boys, he is befriended by Hobie: the wealthy class bully, product of monstrous indulgence and intense parental ambition.
Hobie is drawn to Ben because he can see the Otherlife: a violent, mythic place where gods and monsters roam. Ben has unnerving visions of Thor and Odin, and of the giant beasts that will destroy them, as well as Loki, god of mischief. Hobie is desperate to be a part of it.
Years later, Ben discovers someone very dear to him is dead. And he can’t help wondering if Hobie – wild, restless, dangerous Hobie, had something to do with it…
Beguiling, shocking and richly imaginative, The Otherlife is about the darkest impulses within us all.
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
"Gripping, bold and completely original" - Katherine Rundell
"A big, mysterious book full of dangerous characters and half glimpsed truths. An absorbing and unusual read. I loved it" - Melvin Burgess
"A bold, original and engrossing collision between the Norse gods and our high-pressured school system. I love books about gods in modern times and this one had me gripped. An auspicious debut." - Francesca Simon
"Stunning... a searing satire on the pressures that privileged children are put under by pushy parents." - Amanda Craig, New Statesman
"Grand and gripping" - Literary Review
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“A mystery with fascinating norse mythology inflections”
The Otherlife is a really interesting book offering something a little bit different to the wide breadth of YA fiction
The Otherlife is told through the viewpoints of Ben and Hobie. Ben is a scholarship boy who is... More
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