April 3, 2018|
Wonderblood by Julia Whicker
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"A stunning debut." Margot Livesy, New York Times bestselling author

A dystopian fantasy about war, faith, and waiting for space shuttles.

Set five hundred years in the future, Wonderblood is Julia Whicker''s fascinating literary debut, set in a barren United States, an apocalyptic wasteland where warring factions compete for control of the land in strange and dangerous carnivals. A mad cow-like disease called "Bent Head" has killed off millions. Those who remain worship the ruins of NASA''s space shuttles, and Cape Canaveral is their Mecca. Medicine and science have been rejected in favour of magic, prophecy, and blood sacrifice.

When travelling marauders led by the blood-thirsty Mr. Capulatio invade her camp, a young girl named Aurora is taken captive as his bride and forced to join his band on their journey to Cape Canaveral. As war nears, she must decide if she is willing to become her captor''s queen. But then other queens emerge, some grotesque and others aggrieved, and not all are pleased with the girl''s ascent. Politics and survival are at the centre of this ravishing novel that will delight fans of Cormac McCarthy''s The Road and Jeff VanderMeer''s Acceptance.
JULIA WHICKER received her MFA at the Iowa Writers'' Workshop in 2006, where she won both the prestigious Capote Fellowship and the Teaching-Writing Fellowship. She''s had her poetry published in The Iowa Review, Word Riot, and The Millions, among others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A version of the first chapter of Wo...
Product dimensions:304 pages, 9.18 X 6.08 X 0.81 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 9.18 X 6.08 X 0.81 in
Published:April 3, 2018
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780345814968

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