From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the
Spirit Bird and Tamarind & the Star of Ishta comes a
atmospheric, magical adventure with a stunning twist ...
has lived on the island with Aunt for as long as she can
Like the weather, Aunt rules her world with rare
warmth. Aarti's only comforts are a book of Indian myths full
of blue gods, a fox's friendship, and a toy rabbit she finds in
a locked room.
Then, she learns Aunt has been feeding her
lies. Fate intervenes when a half-drowned boy washes up on the beach.
With his help, Aarti hopes to remember who she really is ...
and perhaps find a way home.
* A mesmerising third novel
from Costa-winning and Waterstones- shortlisted Jasbinder Bilan,
one of the most exciting writers of middle-grade fiction.
* Themes of identity, faith and belonging with a stunning twist in
an evocative and remote island setting.
Praise for Jasbinder
'I absolutely adored it ... an
achingly beautiful story' SITA BRAHMACHARI
dreamy, charged with wonder and menace, loss, sorrow
and delight' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
gorgeous setting in a novel as vivid and original as her Costa-winning
debut.' THE GUARDIAN
written, richly atmospheric and touchingly spiritual, this brief
novel sparkles like a polished gem' DAILY MAIL