The Morningside

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Author: Tea Obreht

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: W&N

ISBN: 9781399619899

RRP: $55.00


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There’s the world you can see. And then there’s the one you can’t. Welcome to The Morningside.

The Morningside was once the jewel of Island City. But now the luxury high-rise is crumbling and Island City is half-underwater.

The building’s newest resident is an eleven-year-old girl, Silvia. Having arrived with only her mother, who is stubbornly secretive, Silvia knows little about the place they left behind. But her aunt, Ena, superintendent of the high-rise, delights in recounting the richly imaginative folktales of their demolished homeland to her little niece.

Suddenly Silvia’s world fills with magic and myths. Myths that seem to be coming true, when she encounters the mysterious inhabitant of the building’s penthouse, Bezi Duras, and her three massive dogs that may or may not be humans in disguise . . .

Consumed by curiosity, Silvia embarks on a mission to find out the truth about Bezi Duras, and her own haunted past.

‘Obreht has prodigious talent for storytelling’ GUARDIAN

‘A tremendously talented writer’ ANN PATCHETT

A tremendously talented writer

Obreht has prodigious talent for storytelling and imagery – Guardian

Obreht’s prose style is full-bodied and vibrant, and she conjures brilliant images on every page – Sunday Times

At a time when old-fashioned storytelling seems to be in decline, Tea Obreht is a class apart – Daily Mail

Tea Obreht is an extraordinarily talented writer…brings to mind the novels of Mikhail Bulgakov – New York Review of Books

Obreht is the kind of writer who can forever change the way you think about a thing, just through her powers of description

Obreht’s novels are capital-E Events – big, ambitious, provocative reading experiences – Entertainment Weekly

Not since Zadie Smith has a young writer arrived with such power and grace – Time

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