The Kings and Queens of Roam: A Novel
From the celebrated author of Big Fish comes an imaginative, moving novel about two sisters, their dark legacy, and the magical town that entwines them.
Helen and Rachel McCallister, who live in a town called Roam, are as different as sisters can be: Helen, older, bitter, and conniving; Rachel, beautiful, naïve—and blind. When their parents die suddenly, Rachel has to rely on Helen for everything, but Helen embraces her role in all the wrong ways, convincing Rachel that the world is a dark and dangerous place she couldn’t possibly survive on her own…or so Helen believes, until Rachel makes a surprising choice that turns both their worlds upside down.
In this new novel, southern literary master Daniel Wallace returns to the tradition of tall tales and folklore made memorable in his bestselling novel Big Fish. Wildly inventive and beautifully written, The Kings and Queens of Roam is a big-hearted tale of family and the ties that bind.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - micahmom2002 - LibraryThing
It was an ok read for me. A bit lengthy in spots and lots of characters to keep track of. The ending was a bit abrupt but the book did hild my interest. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Alexander19 - LibraryThing
This book read like fairy tell, about two sisters, one blind and beautiful and the other healthy and ugly. Of course they begin to go against each other and we discover that the ugly sister has been ... Read full review