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On Fragile Waves

by (Erewhon Books)

(189 reviews)

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NPR Books We Love 2021 | Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2021 | Booklist Best of 2021 | Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Titles | NYT Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2021 | Washington Independent Review of Books 51 Favorite Books of 2021

"On Fragile Waves is a tremendous and almost unbearable work of witness. It is devastating and perfect." -- New York Times Book Review

"It is so important, it is so beautiful, and I feel like maybe if everyone read it the world would be a slightly less terrible place." -- Amal El-Mohtar in NPR's "A Decade Of Great Sci-Fi And Fantasy"

The haunting story of a family of dreamers and tale-tellers looking for home in an unwelcoming world. This exquisite and unusual magic realist debut, told in intensely lyrical prose by an award winning author, traces one girl's migration from war to peace, loss to loss, home to home.

Firuzeh and her brother Nour are children of fire, born in an Afghanistan fractured by war. When their parents, their Atay and Abay, decide to leave, they spin fairy tales of their destination, the mythical land and opportunities of Australia.

As the family journeys from Pakistan to Indonesia to Nauru, heading toward a hope of home, they must rely on fragile and temporary shelters, strangers both mercenary and kind, and friends who vanish as quickly as they're found.

When they arrive in Australia, what seemed like a stable shore gives way to treacherous currents. Neighbors, classmates, and the government seek their own ends, indifferent to the family's fate. For Firuzeh, her fantasy worlds provide some relief, but as her family and home splinter, she must surface from these imaginings and find a new way.

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  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 289 Pages
  • File Size: 3,108 KB

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