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The Ballad of Perilous Graves (BOK)

Alex Jennings

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'Wild, witty, and profound. . .

a cosmic storm of talent' Victor LaVallePut on your dancing shoes and step into New Orleans as you've never seen it before in this vibrant and imaginative debut. Nola is a city of wonders. A place where haints dance the night away, Wise Women keep the order and songs walk, talk and keep the spirit of the city alive.

To those from Away, Nola might seem strange. To failed magician Perilous Graves, it's simply home. Then the rhythm of the city stutters.

Nine songs of power have escaped from the magical piano that maintains the city's beat, and without them, Nola will fail. Unexpectedly, Perry and his sister, Brendy, are tasked with saving the city. But a storm is brewing and even if they capture the songs, Nola's time might be coming to an end.

Praise for The Ballad of Perilous Graves: 'A hallucinatory wonder of a debut' Walter Mosley 'An enchanting, energetic, wild ride of a story set to a staccato melody. The electric prose leaps off the page in a riot of colours and sounds' Leslye Penelope 'A wild, dark and joyful love song to New Orleans, the power of stories, and hope in the face of destruction' H. G.

Parry 'His lyrical prose dances to a rhythm all its own' Stina Leicht'An unforgettable story' Rion Amilcar Scott 'The Ballad of Perilous Graves is not only an engrossing adventure but a potent homage to the beating heart of one of the world's most magical cities' Ladee Hubbard 'Scary, sweet, lyrical, and real' Poppy Z. Brite 'I ached to live in their world. A stunning debut that is sure to become a classic' Elizabeth Hand 'Alex Jennings writes with an energy and a profusion of imagination and vividness that carries you off.

Brilliant!' Katherine Addison 'A beautiful song full of magic and rhythm, darkness and delight. A profoundly gorgeous debut' Christina Henry
Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2022 Forfatter Alex Jennings
Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN 9780356519241
Antall sider 480 Dimensjoner 19,6cm x 12,8cm x 3,4cm
Vekt 330 gram Originaltittel The Ballad of Perilous Graves
Emner og form Moderne litteratur, Fantasy, Moderne fantasy

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