G. Willow Wilson
One of our favorite writers in the near and far scheme of things - she lives here and near, and writes of far, in time and place - award-winning G. Willow Wilson makes this welcome return for her swirling, whirling new novel, The Bird King (Grove).
“Teeming with secrets, violence, and magic, G. Willow Wilson’s characters come alive in a backdrop of 15th century Spain that is at once sinister and lush. By turns humorous and heartbreaking, the world held me captive and I’m haunted by it still.”—Sabaa Tahir.
“The Bird King takes a time period that’s passed into cliché and makes it new and strange again. In this novel, the real runs alongside the fantastic, one informing the other, G. Willow Wilson’s eye for detail and her titanic imagination pumping together like pistons. She’s incredible. The Bird King has big things to say about states and souls, and it’s going to take you on a rollicking ride while it says them. I was fascinated and riveted and, by the end, deeply moved.”—Robin Sloan. G. Willow Wilson is also author of Alif the Unseen, The Butterfly Mosque, and the Ms. Marvel series - wonderful work, all.
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