Aarti & the Blue Gods (Paperback)Jasbinder Bilan (author)
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A magical tale from the award-winning author of Asha & the Spirit Bird, Aarti and the Blue Gods follows a girl living with her strict aunt on a remote Scottish island with only a book of Indian myths and a pet fox for company – until one day a mysterious boy is washed up on the shore.
Aarti has lived on the island with Aunt for as long as she can remember. Like the weather, Aunt rules her world with rare warmth. Aarti's only comforts are a book of Indian myths full of blue gods, a fox's friendship, and a toy rabbit she finds in a locked room. Then, she learns Aunt has been feeding her lies.
Fate intervenes when a half-drowned boy washes up on the beach. With his help, Aarti hopes to remember who she really is ... and perhaps find a way home.
The mesmerising third novel from one of the most exciting writers of middle-grade fiction. Themes of identity, faith and belonging with a stunning twist in an evocative and remote Scottish island setting.
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 205 x 137 x 18 mm
'A beautiful weaving of myth and magic ... Simply stunning!' - Zillah Bethell, author of The Shark Caller
Praise for Jasbinder Bilan's novels:
'I absolutely adored it ... an achingly beautiful story' - Sita Brahmachari
'Atmospheric, dreamy, charged with wonder and menace, loss, sorrow and delight' - The Times Literary Supplement
'A lush, gorgeous setting in a novel as vivid and original as her Costa-winning debut.' - The Guardian
'Beautifully written, richly atmospheric and touchingly spiritual, this brief novel sparkles like a polished gem' - Daily Mail
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