The Bone Fire by Gyorgy DragomanThe Bone Fire by Gyorgy Dragoman

The Bone Fire

byGyorgy DragomanTranslated byPaul Olchvary

Paperback | April 1, 2020

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Thirteen year Emma grows up in an Eastern European dictatorship where oppression seems eternal. When her dissident parents die in a car accident, she's taken to an orphanage, only to be adopted soon thereafter by a grandmother she has never met.
While her homeland is shattered by a violent and bloody revolution, Emma comes to learn the ways of her new grandmother, who can tell fortunes from coffee dregs, cause and heal pain at will, and take control of her enemies; she also shares her home with the ghost of her husband. But this is not the main reason her grandmother is treated with suspicion, fear and contempt by most people in town. They suspect her or her husband, who died under mysterious circumstances on the final day of the revolution, of having been involved in the disappearance of secret files crucial to the functioning of the system.
Like a witch's apprentice, Emma learns to accept the logic of her grandmother's secluded life, and as Grandmother reveal her history, Emma begins to see that for her grandparents the alternate reality shaped by magic was the only way of creating freedom in a world where every layer of society was ruled by terror, fear and aggression. THE BONE FIRE is an Eastern European Gothic political novel, carried along by the menace and promise of a fairy tale.
GYÖRGY DRAGOMÁN was born in Romanian Transylvania and moved to Hungary in 1988, a year before the violent revolution overthrew dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. His first novel, The White King, was translated into more than twenty languages and won the Sandor Márai Prize and the Jan Michaelski Prize.
Title:The Bone FireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2020Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544527208

ISBN - 13:9780544527201