Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jo Walton in Toronto? Score!

Synopsis via Raincoast Books
Startling, unusual, and irresistibly readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

As a child growing up in Wales, Morwenna played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. When her half-mad mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled - and her twin sister dead.

Fleeing to a father whom she barely knew, Mori was sent to boarding school in England - a place all but devoid of true magic. There, she tempted fate by doing magic herself, in an attempt to find a circle of like-minded friends. But her magic also drew the attention of her mother, bringing about a reckoning that could no longer be put off... .

Combining elements of autobiography with flights of imagination, this is a stunning new novel by an author whose genius has already been hailed by dozens of her peers.
One of School Library Journal 's Best Adult Books 4 Teens titles of 2011 One of io9's best Science Fiction & Fantasy books of the year 2011

Jo will be celebrating the release of the paperback edition of Among Others at Bakka Phoenix Books in Toronto at 3pm on Saturday February 25th. If you've read the book already, you won't want to miss it. And if you haven't, well, what are you waiting for...?

Jo Walton / Among Others
3pm Saturday, February 25th 2012
84 Harbord Street,
Tel: 416-963-9993

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