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Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781406357929

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+

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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.

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Summary

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delirium, Harry's mind begins to blur the distinctions between the reality of the war-torn city, the fiction of his unpublished sci-fi novel and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.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

Awards
  • Shortlisted - Carnegie Medal 2020
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Older teen novels
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2-colour illus throughout
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6 May 2019
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9781406357929
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Cloth
Pages
320
Width
170mm
Height
215mm
Weight
944g
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