Far Far Away

Tom McNeal (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$10.99  $10.11
Publisher
Ember
Publish Date
June 10, 2014
Pages
371
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375843297

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About the Author

TOM MCNEAL holds an MA in creative writing from UC Irvine and was a Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. He is the author, with his wife, Laura, of four young adult novels published by Knopf: Crooked, Crushed, The Decoding of Lana Morris, and Zipped. His adult titles include Goodbye, Nebraska and To Be Sung Underwater. He lives with his wife and two sons in Southern California. Visit their website at McNealBooks.com.

Reviews

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, July 8, 2013:
"McNeal weaves in fantastical fairy-tale details into this inventive and deeply poignant narrative, creating a world that hovers between realism and enchantment."

Starred Review, The Horn Book, July/August 2013:
"McNeal superbly and elegantly enfolds those stories' essence and depth into plot, setting, and characters; archetypal figures and situations glimmer through McNeal's small-town American cast like tantalizing clues in a novel that becomes ever darker even as it sparkles with the dignified, affectionate voice of its ghostly narrator."

Starred Review, The Bulletin, June 2013:
"
Enchanting, romantic, and tinged with terror, this modern story subtly weaves the haunting essentials of the fairy-tale tradition into a fascinating and beautifully written homage to its source material."

Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2013:
"Whether readers connect more deeply with the suspense, the magical elements, or the gloriously improbable love story, they will come away with a lingering taste of enchantment."

Starred Review, Booklist, June 1, 2013:
"Reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel, and rife with allusions to Grimm Brothers' tales, this is a masterful story of outcasts, the power of faith, and the triumph of good over evil."

Review, Wall Street Journal
"Stunning. [A] beguiling, horrifying and gracefully written novel."

Review, The Atlantic Wire
"McNeal weaves his modern tale in the fairy-tale tradition, and it will haunt and delight."

Review, BookPage
"Far Far Away is an incredibly imaginative modern fairy tale told through the first-person narration of the ghost of Jacob Grimm . . . Suspenseful with a sinister villain, Far Far Away is equally heartwarming as it is scary."

Review, Shelf-Awareness
"McNeal structures the novel like a fairy tale, and the overwhelming sense of danger surrounding the village like a deep forest will keep readers glued to the edges of their seats."