The Way Back

Gavriel Savit (Author)
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Description

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

Perfect for readers of Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman, a sweeping historical fantasy that follows two teens on a journey through the Far Country, a Jewish land of spirits and demons.

For the Jews of Eastern Europe, demons are everywhere: dancing on the rooftops in the darkness of midnight, congregating in the trees, harrowing the dead, even reaching out to try and steal away the living.

But the demons have a land of their own: a Far Country peopled with the souls of the transient dead, governed by demonic dukes, barons, and earls. When the Angel of Death comes strolling through the little shtetl of Tupik one night, two young people will be sent spinning off on a journey through the Far Country. There they will make pacts with ancient demons, declare war on Death himself, and maybe-- just maybe--find a way to make it back alive.

Drawing inspiration from the Jewish folk tradition, The Way Back is a dark adventure sure to captivate readers of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust.

Product Details

Price
$18.98  $17.46
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
November 17, 2020
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.91 X 8.25 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781984894625

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About the Author

Gavriel Savit holds a BFA in musical theater from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he grew up. As an actor and singer, Gavriel has performed on three continents, from New York to Brussels to Tokyo. He is also the author of Anna and the Swallow Man, which the New York Times called a splendid debut. Learn more about Gavriel on the Web at GavrielSavit.com.