Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays #27: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

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"To many, I was myth incarnate, the embodiment
of a most superb legend, a fairy tale.
Some considered me a monster, a mutation.
To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel.
To my mother, I was everything.
To my father, nothing at all."

This Teaser is from

by Leslye Walton.
Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.
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