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Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black
 

Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black (Hardback)

By Sedgwick, Marcus
By Sedgwick, Julian
Illustrated by Deacon, Alexis

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Harry Black is lost between the world of war and the land of myth in this illustrated novel that transports the tale of Orpheus to World War II-era London. Brothers Marcus and Julian Sedgwick team up to pen this haunting tale of another pair of brothers, caught between life and d... read full description below.

ISBN 9781536204377
Barcode 9781536204377
Published 13 August 2019 by Walker Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781536204377
ISBN-10 1536204374
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Us
Publication Date 13 August 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sedgwick, Marcus
By Sedgwick, Julian
Illustrated by Deacon, Alexis
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 839g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Historical fiction, London (England), Mind and reality, World War, 1939-1945 - England - London, Brothers - Death
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Harry Black is lost between the world of war and the land of myth in this illustrated novel that transports the tale of Orpheus to World War II-era London. Brothers Marcus and Julian Sedgwick team up to pen this haunting tale of another pair of brothers, caught between life and death in World War II. Harry Black, a conscientious objector, artist, and firefighter battling the blazes of German bombing in London in 1944, wakes in the hospital to news that his soldier brother, Ellis, has been killed. In the delirium of his wounded state, Harry's mind begins to blur the distinctions between the reality of war-torn London, the fiction of his unpublished sci-fi novel, and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Driven by visions of Ellis still alive and a sense of poetic inevitability, Harry sets off on a search for his brother that will lead him deep into the city's Underworld. With otherworldly paintings by Alexis Deacon depicting Harry's surreal descent further into the depths of hell, this eerily beautiful blend of prose, verse, and illustration delves into love, loyalty, and the unbreakable bonds of brotherhood as it builds to a fierce indictment of mechanized warfare.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Atmospheric and provocative. --Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

Marcus Sedgwick is a writer and illustrator. He is the author of many books, including She Is Not Invisible, Revolver, and Midwinterblood, which won the Michael L. Printz Award. He is the coauthor, with his brother, Julian Sedgwick, of the graphic novel Dark Satanic Mills, illustrated by John Higgins and Marc Olivent. He lives in England. Julian Sedgwick is a writer of many books for children, including the Mysterium trilogy, the Ghosts of Shanghai trilogy, and the graphic novel Dark Satanic Mills, cowritten with his brother, Marcus Sedgwick, and illustrated by John Higgins and Marc Olivent. Julian Sedgwick lives in England. Alexis Deacon is the author of A Place to Call Home, Cheese Belongs to You!, and I Am Henry Finch, all illustrated by Viviane Schwarz. He is also an acclaimed artist and the illustrator of Jim's Lion and Soonchild by Russell Hoban. Alexis Deacon lives in London.

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