Cuckoo song

by Hardinge, Frances,

Format: Print Book 2015.
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 15 copies
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Summary
Read this thought-provoking, critically acclaimed novel from Frances Hardinge, winner of the Costa Book of the Year and Costa Children's Book Awards for The Lie Tree .

When Triss wakes up after an accident, she knows something is very wrong. She is insatiably hungry, her sister seems scared of her, and her parents whisper behind closed doors. She looks through her diary to try to remember, but the pages have been ripped out. Soon Triss discovers that what happened to her is more strange and terrible than she could ever have imagined, and that she is quite literally not herself. In a quest to find the truth she must travel into the terrifying underbelly of the city to meet a twisted architect who has dark designs on her family--before it's too late . . .

Set in England after World War I, this is a brilliantly creepy but ultimately loving story of the relationship between two sisters who have to band together against a world where nothing is as it seems.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Few authors can evoke a twinned sense of terror and wonder better than Hardinge. After a perilous dunk in the river Grimmer that she can't recall, Triss is unsettled by the strangeness of familiar spaces and people. Triss remembers her life, but it doesn't feel quite . . . hers. Her room and possessions are like a dream. Her protective parents, who never fully recovered from her brother's death in WWI, seem fearful, while her adversarial younger sister, Pen, is blatantly hostile. Add to that a gnawing hunger only satiated by ingesting, impossibly, her most treasured objects, and Triss worries she's lost her mind. In her efforts to learn the truth, Triss uncovers a magical community of Besiders led by a malevolent figure called the Architect, and it's here that she learns of the hidden deals that have given her family wealth and success but prolonged their grief. In addition to her beautiful, enrapturing, and careful use of language, Hardinge's story is vivid, frightening, and inventive, with narrative twists and turns that feel both surprising and inevitable. Hardinge uses her characters to explore the destabilizing effect of war, both on a societal and personal level, but the novel's heart is the grippingly sympathetic Triss, prickly Pen, and their shared journey to save their family. A piercing, chilling page-turner.--Hutley, Krista Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this painful and powerful tale set in post-WWI England, readers meet 11-year-old Triss, the coddled daughter of a respected civil engineer and an overprotective mother, as well as her jealous younger sister, Pen. As the story opens, Triss has somehow fallen into a local pond, barely escaping with her life, and she regains consciousness to find that the world has gone strange. Her memories are spotty and inconsistent, store mannequins and dolls turn their heads to follow her movements, and every time she closes her eyes she senses "dreams waiting at the mousehole of her mind's edge, ready to catch her up in their soft cat-mouth and carry her off somewhere she did not want to go." Triss feels an overwhelming hunger that cannot be assuaged by human food and suspects she is no longer human. In the guise of a gorgeously written and disconcerting fairy tale, Hardinge (A Face Like Glass) delves deeply into the darker side of family life, particularly sibling rivalry and the devastating effect war can have on those left at home. Ages 12-up. Agent: Nancy Miles, Miles Stott Literary Agency. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction.
Memory -- Fiction.
Families -- England -- Fiction.
Magicians -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936 -- Fiction.
Fantasy.
Paranormal fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2015.
Language English
Notes "First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Macmillan UK"--Title page verso.
Description 408 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781419714801
1419714805
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