More Miracle Than Bird

Alice Miller (Author)
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Description

On the eve of World War I, twenty-one-year-old Georgie Hyde-Lees--on her own for the first time--is introduced to the acclaimed poet W. B. Yeats at a soirée in London. Although Yeats is famously eccentric and many years her senior, Georgie is drawn to him, and when he extends a cryptic invitation to a secret society, her life is forever changed.

A shadow falls over London as zeppelins stalk overhead and bombs bloom against the skyline. Amidst the chaos, Georgie finds purpose tending to injured soldiers in a makeshift hospital, befriending the wounded and heartbroken Lieutenant Pike, who might need more from her than she is able to give. At night, she escapes with Yeats into a darker world, becoming immersed in the Order, a clandestine society where ritual, magic, and the conjuring of spirits is practiced and pursued. As forces--both of this world and the next--pull Yeats and Georgie closer together and then apart, Georgie uncovers a secret that threatens to undo it all.

In bright, commanding prose, debut author Alice Miller illuminates the fascinating and unforgettable courtship of Georgie Hyde-Lees and W. B. Yeats. A sweeping tale of faith and love, lost and found and fought for, More Miracle than Bird ingeniously captures the moments--both large and small--on which the fates of whole lives and countries hinge.

Product Details

Price: $25.95  $23.36
Publisher: Tin House Books
Published Date: June 02, 2020
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 5.6 X 1.4 X 8.6 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language: English
Type: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781947793767
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About the Author

Alice Miller is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the International Institute of Modern Letters. She is on the faculty of the MFA program at Cedar Crest College.

Reviews

Alice Miller brilliantly animates a pivotal period of literary history in expansive scope and immersive detail. Miller illuminates the relationship of Georgie Hyde-Lees and W. B. Yeats by vividly reimagining them, making the past newly apprehensible and riveting.--Joanna Scott
Only a wildly gifted novelist could give us this terrific tale of Georgie Hyde-Lees and her sometime suitor, the much older poet W. B. Yeats. Written with superb emotional rightness.--Joan Silber, author of Improvement
A transporting, wrenching novel written in prose that dances across the page.--Keija Parssinen, author of The Unraveling of Mercy Louis
Subtle and low-key, Miller's debut coolly appraises the poet while fully inhabiting the woman in his shadow.