This action cannot be undone.
Publication Date: 6 May 2019
Subject: Older teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11)
AR: 5.4 MY+
A conscientious objector suffering from delusions due to a head injury searches Blitz era London for his estranged brother, who is missing after a bombing.
Harry Black wakes in hospital to learn that his brother Ellis has almost certainly been killed by a V2 rocket falling during a German air raid on London. In a state of wounded delirium, Harry's mind begins to blur the distinctions between the reality of the war-torn city, the fiction of his unpublished sci-fi novel and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Driven by visions of Ellis still alive and a sense of poetic inevitability, Harry discharges himself from hospital and begins a search for his brother that will lead him deep into the city's Underworld...
NOTE: Carnegie Shortlist 2020
NOTE: Greenaway Longlist 2020
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