The Weaver

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Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
Harper Voyager
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062326171

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About the Author

Emmi Itäranta writes fiction in Finnish and English. Her professional background is an eclectic mix of writing-related activities, including stints as a columnist, theatre critic, scriptwriter and press officer. She is the author of Memory of Water and lives in Canterbury, England.

Reviews

"An exceptionally fine debut novel in which all elements come together in a controlled and well-considered manner. At the same time, the novel is fascinating and addictive."--Turun Sanomat - Finland newspaper
"[Memory of Water] is simultaneously a coming-of-age story, a fantastic adventure, and a bold warning about a future that is all too real."--Portland Book Review on MEMORY OF WATER
Celebrated Finnish writer Itäranta's second novel...is a finely crafted fantasy tale that seamlessly blends a coming-of-age story with high-stakes intrigue and danger...Itäranta writes engagingly, displaying her setting and atypical characters in full color. Both seasoned readers of fantasy and newcomers to the genre will savor Itäranta's captivating fiction.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Itäranta's lyrical style makes this dystopian tale a beautiful exploration of environmental ethics and the power of ritual."--Washington Post Book World on MEMORY OF WATER
"Where Itäranta shines is in her rejection of conventional plots and in her understated but compelling characters. The work is a deceptively tranquil examination of a world of dust and ashes where the tenacious weed of hope still survives."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on MEMORY OF WATER
"The writing is gorgeous and delicate in this dystopian award-winning debut, which is unique in both its setting and the small scale that Finnish author Itäranta employs."--Library Journal (starred review) on Memory of Water