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Macmillan Adult Add-ons Fall 2019

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    Distributor: Raincoast Book Distribution Limited Supplies to:CA Availability: To order Excluding:Jul 14, 2020 On Sale Date:Oct 15, 2019 Carton Quantity:44 $20.50 CAD
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By (author): Priya Sharma
9781250241443 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy Oct 15, 2019
$20.50 CAD
Active 14.15 x 7.89 x 0.49 in | 140 gr 176 pages Tor/Forge

Acclaimed author Priya Sharma transports readers back in time withOrmeshadow, a coming-of-age story as dark and rich as good soil.

Burning with resentment and intrigue, this fantastical family drama invites readers to dig up the secrets of the Belman family, and wonder whether myths and legends are real enough to answer for a history of sin.

Uprooted from Bath by his father's failures, Gideon Belman finds himself stranded on Ormeshadow farm, an ancient place of chalk and ash and shadow. The land crests the Orme, a buried, sleeping dragon that dreams resentment, jealousy, estrangement, death. Or so the folklore says. Growing up in a house that hates him, Gideon finds his only comforts in the land. Gideon will live or die by the Orme, as all his family has.

PRIYA SHARMA's fiction has appeared inInterzone,Black Static, Nightmare, The Darkand’s been anthologised in several of Ellen Datlow’sBest Horror of the Year series,Paula Guran’sYear’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horrorseries, Jonathan Strahan’sThe Best Science Fiction & Fantasy2014, Steve Haynes’Best British Fantasy2014, and Johnny Main’sBest British Horror 2015. She’s also been on many Locus’ Recommended Reading Lists. “Fabulous Beasts” was a Shirley Jackson Award finalist and won a British Fantasy Award for Short Fiction. She is a Grand Judge for the Aeon Award, an annual writing competition run by Albedo One, Ireland’s longest-running and foremost magazine of the Fantastic. A collection of some of Priya’s work,All the Fabulous Beasts, was released in 2018 from Undertow Publications.

"This novella reads like something torn out of the pages of Charles Dickens or Thomas Hardy—a dark coming-of-age saga set in the pastoral, pre-modern English countryside."—Aurealis Magazine

"I love the structure ofOrmeshadow—each chapter a kind of story unto itself and yet all flowing smoothly together. If you like graceful writing in your fantasy fiction, depth of character, and a connection to real life issues, this is a perfect read." —Jeffrey Ford

"This is exactly the kind of book that I enjoy. The skillful creation of atmosphere, the touching and painful interaction of characters, the sense of creeping dread, and the sheer beauty and skillfulness of Sharma's prose prove what I thought when I read her short stories: that she is one of the most powerful writers of fantastical fiction working today. The complexity ofOrmeshadow's narrative is underscored by Sharma's use of THE telling detail, but not much else. This is a fully-realised world populated with living, breathing characters whose emotions positively seethe." —Tade Thompson

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