Fire from the Sky

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Product Details
Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Levine Querido
Publish Date
Pages
216
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.3 X 0.7 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781646142484

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About the Author
Moa Backe Åstot, born in 1998 in Malmberget, is Sami and a reindeer owner. She has studied creative writing at Umeå University and Jakobsberg Folk School's well-regarded creative writing program. She has received a number of awards for her writing, among them one from Sveriges Radio in 2018 for her short story, "A Small Red Drop." She lives in Jokkmokk. Fire From the Sky is her debut novel.

In addition to being a writer and a translator, with children's and young adult books published in the United States and Sweden, Eva Apelqvist has worked with many different aspects of book creation and distribution, among them, a publishing house, a library and an independent bookstore. Her latest translation is the young adult novel Fire from the Sky by Swedish author Moa Backe Åstot. The setting for the novel is northern Sweden, north of the Arctic Circle, which is, interestingly, the very area where her parents grew up and a place that she often visited growing up. Eva lives in Duluth, Minnesota, with an office overlooking the majestic Lake Superior.
Reviews

[STAR] "A rare and triumphant look at what it means for queerness to stay put, with all the messiness and pain that entails... A fresh voice and a setting that's pure fire." - Kirkus Reviews (starred)


[STAR] "A superb account of one boy's struggle to be himself. Åstot does an exemplary job invoking Sami culture, and an especially good job of capturing Ante's turbulent emotions, dramatically ratcheting up tension, as it is often agony for Ante to be around the friend he's so in love with. Much of Ante's experience is universal, and empathic readers will hope urgently for his happiness." -- Booklist (starred)