The Islands at the End of the World

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Product Details
Price
$13.99  $13.01
Publisher
Rh Childrens Books
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385744034

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About the Author
Austin Aslan was inspired to write his debut novel, The Islands at the End of the World, while living on the Big Island of Hawaii. He earned a master's degree in tropical conservation biology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. His research on rare Hawaiian plants located on the high slopes of Mauna Loa won him a pair of destroyed hiking boots, a tattered rain jacket, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He lives outside Tucson, Arizona, deep in the Sonoran Desert, where he pets scorpions and hugs saguaro cacti with his high-school-sweetheart wife and their two young children. Austin is pursuing a PhD in geography at the University of Arizona and thinking up new stories while conducting ecosystem resilience research atop the Peruvian Andes. He continues to write fiction and looks forward to the publication of this novel's sequel, The Girl at the Center of the World.
Reviews
Kirkus starred review, May 15, 2014:
"A suspenseful and engaging series opener made all the more distinctive through its careful realization of setting."

School Library Journal starred review, June 2014:
"Aslan's debut is a riveting tale of belonging, family, overcoming perceived limitations, and finding a home."

Publishers Weekly starred review, August 15, 2014:
"Debut author Aslan shows off his promise as a writer, delivering a fresh, of-the-moment take on apocalyptic fiction [...] it's an exceptional adventure and survival story that's intimately tied to its setting."