Flyaway

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jul 28, 2020 - Fiction - 176 pages

A 2021 World Fantasy Award Finalist!

A 2020 Crawford Award Finalist


An Indie Next Pick!

Named a Best of 2020 Pick for NPR

Transformation, enchantment, and the emotional truths of family history teem in Kathleen Jennings’ stunning debut, Flyaway.


"Kathleen Jennings' prose dazzles, and her magic feels real enough that you might even prick your finger on it."—Kelly Link

“An unforgettable tale, as beautiful as it is thorny.” —The New York Times Book Review

In a small Western Queensland town, a reserved young woman receives a note from one of her vanished brothers—a note that makes her question memories of their disappearance and her father’s departure.

A beguiling story that proves that gothic delights and uncanny family horror can live—and even thrive—under a burning sun, Flyaway introduces readers to Bettina Scott, whose search for the truth throws her into tales of eerie dogs, vanished schools, cursed monsters, and enchanted bottles. Flyaway enchants you with the sly, beautiful darkness of Karen Russell and a world utterly its own.

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

This is an incredibly written book. Beautiful prose, great story, and a great plot. The story is small, encompassing a small Australian Town. Fairy tales stories weave in and out - allusions to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Veronica.Sparrow - LibraryThing

What a whimsical and enchanting book this is! I expected a fantasy novel filled with folklore but this is so much more. Don't get me wrong; this book is filled with fantasy and folklore but there are ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Kathleen Jennings is a writer and illustrator in Brisbane, Australia. She was raised on fairy tales on a cattle station in Western Queensland, and practiced as a translator and a lawyer (which is all stories, isn’t it?) before returning to undertake a Master of Philosophy in Creative Writing (Australian Gothic Literature) at the University of Queensland. Her short stories have appeared on Tor.com, in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, in anthologies from Candlewick, Ticonderoga and Fablecroft Publishing, and elsewhere. Flyaway is her first novel. As an illustrator, she has been shortlisted for one Hugo and three World Fantasy Awards, and has won several Ditmars.

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