The Bone Dragon by Alexia CasaleThe Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale

The Bone Dragon

byAlexia Casale

Paperback | May 27, 2014

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Evie's shattered ribs have been a secret for the last four years. Now she has found the strength to tell her adoptive parents, and the physical traces of her past are fixed - the only remaining signs a scar on her side and a fragment of bone taken home from the hospital, which her uncle Ben helps her to carve into a dragon as a sign of her strength.
Soon this ivory talisman begins to come to life at night, offering wisdom and encouragement in roaming dreams of smoke and moonlight that come to feel ever more real.

As Evie grows stronger there remains one problem her new parents can't fix for her: a revenge that must be taken. And it seems that the Dragon is the one to take it.
This subtly unsettling novel is told from the viewpoint of a fourteen-year-old girl damaged by a past she can't talk about, in a hypnotic narrative that, while giving increasing insight, also becomes increasingly unreliable.

A blend of psychological thriller and fairy tale, The Bone Dragon explores the fragile boundaries between real life and fantasy, and the darkest corners of the human mind.

A British-American citizen of Italian heritage, Alexia is an editor, teacher and writing consultant. After studying psychology then educational technology at Cambridge, she moved to New York to work on a Tony-award-winning Broadway show before completing a PhD and teaching qualification. In between, she worked as a West End script-crit...
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Title:The Bone DragonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:Faber & Faber AgencyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0571295622

ISBN - 13:9780571295623

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely story Lovely story written with tenderness but with an evil undertone.
Date published: 2014-01-11