W&N Literary Fiction TPb November £13.99 320pp 978 0 297 86831 6 ebook: £13.99 / 978 0 297 86832 3 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 16057 1 / 10 hrs
EvA WEAvER The Eye of the Reindeer
The Alchemist meets The Snow Child in this beautiful odyssey through the snowy landscapes of northern Finland.
Shortly after her thirteenth birthday, Ritva is sent away to the island of Seili. A former leper colony, it is now home to ‘hopeless cases’ – to women the doctors call mad. but Ritva knows she doesn’t belong there, and wonders why her father ever allowed her to be taken to this desolate place.
Hope arrives in the form of Martta, who becomes Ritva’s only friend. When the pair decide to make their escape, they venture toward Martta’s Sami tribe, source of the wonderful legends of vaja the reindeer, the stolen sealskin, and a sacred drum hidden long ago.
Eva weaver is a writer, coach, art therapist and performance artist. Her first novel, The Puppet Boy of Warsaw, was published in eight countries and was compared to The Book Thief and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
W&N Literary Fiction Hb / ETPb January 2017 £14.99 / £12.99 368pp 978 1 474 60379 9 / 978 1 474 60380 5 ebook: £14.99 / 978 1 474 60382 9 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 16646 7 / 10 hrs
LISA CAREY The Stolen Child an enchanting gothic novel for fans of angela Carter and sarah waters.
St brigid’s Island lies off the west coast of Ireland, and by 1960, it is a community in decline. The government wants the island evacuated, but those who have refused to go cling hard to their traditions. Among them are sisters, Rose and Emer. Rose is beautiful and blessed with fertility and a loving husband, while Emer is unhappily married and blind in one eye following an attack by a swarm of bees when she was a child – an attack the islanders view as an act of malice by the spiritual Other World.
When a dazzling American named brigid comes to the island, she and Emer strike up a surprising friendship. but soon the islanders grow suspicious and cast out the pair. Emer takes solace in her son Niall, but there are powers leading him away . . .
lisa Carey grew up in Massachusetts, earned an MFA in Writing from vermont College, and lived in Ireland for five years before settling in Maine. Her work has been translated into twelve languages and optioned for film.
Location: brighton, East Sussex Available for interview evaweaver.com @evaweaver
W&N Fiction • November 2016 / January 2017
Location: Portland, USA Available for interview @lisaCareywrites