The Lost Soul Atlas (Paperback)Zana Fraillon (author)
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A magnificent fable that straddles reality and the afterlife, Fraillon’s enigmatic work speaks to a tender relationship on the fringes of society and the ultimate betrayal that shatters the illusion of harmony. Lyrically written and full of memorable images, The Lost Soul Atlas is a tour de force of intelligent, emotionally resonant fiction.
A boy awakens in the Afterlife, with a pocketful of vague memories, a key, a raven, and a mysterious atlas to guide him as he sets out to piece together what happened, and try to find his way home ...
Twig is alone as a newly-made street kid after his dad goes missing. But when he meets Flea, a cheerful pickpocket, the pair become fast friends. Together, Twig and Flea raise themselves on the crime-ridden streets, taking what they need and giving the rest to the even-poorer. Life is good, as long as they have each other.
But then Twig wakes up in the Afterlife with just a handful of memories from Earth and one big question ... how did he get there?
Loyalty will be tested, and a cruel twist of fate will lead to an act of ultimate betrayal in this epic story that spans a city, a decade, and the divide of life and death itself. From the award-winning author of The Bone Sparrow.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 2200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 164 mm
'A wise and profound fable, beautifully told and deeply affecting.' - Anthony McGowan, winner of the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal
'[this book uses] a richness of language that both exhilarates and makes you cry. It is both timeless and ageless having a wide appeal. A powerful read I would highly recommend. -- Tricia Adams' - LoveReading4Schools
'Every night as I finish 50 pages and close the book, I say to myself this is the book I want to be reading when I die. Like the Egyptians, I want to wake up in another life holding The Atlas of Lost Souls to remember the amazingly talented, erudite, imaginative writer Zana Fraillon - Juvenile fiction it is not. YA fiction it is not. This is a book for each one of us.' - Eltham Bookshop
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