The House of Discarded Dreams by Ekaterina Sedia

The House of Discarded Dreams by Ekaterina Sedia

Type: Trade Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.5" X 8.5"
ISBN: 9781607012283
Publication Date: October 15, 2011
Price: $14.95

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A young college student, Vimbai, moves into a dilapidated house in the dunes and discovers that one of her new roommates has a pocket universe instead of hair, there’s a psychic energy baby living in the telephone wires, and her dead Zimbabwean grandmother is now doing dishes in the kitchen. Strange things start moving under the porch, as the house continues to grow and mutate, and creatures from African urban legends all but take it over. Now Vimbai has to find a way back to the real world, even if it means coming to terms with her past … the past that only exists in discarded dreams.

“The House of Discarded Dreams is a moody feast of the fantastic, dreamy, surreal, all rendered in visually poetic prose that reminded me of Hayao Miyazaki films. Oh, and that guy with the crazy hair was awesome! Terrific stuff. Just the right fusion of thematic depth and unbridled creativity that I’m always looking for, but rarely find.”—David Anthony Durham, author of the Acacia Series

"Lyrical writing and rich imagination...[a] quirky, joyous fantasy...[T]he overall effect is dreamily compelling rather than farcical, as Sedia shows how competing natural and supernatural worldviews can enrich each other."—Publishers Weekly

"On one level, this is a reflection of ancient fairy tales and legends; on the other, it’s a perfectly straightforward tale of finding oneself in a bizarre world. Either way, Sedia’s prose is a pleasure, her story a lovely place to have spent time, even with the horrors her characters face."—Booklist

"If you think you've read it all in Fantasy than think again. Sedia's latest The House of Discarded Dreams gathers odd mythology from around the world to create one of the most unique novels in Speculative Fiction today."— Booktionary

"...a satisfyingly complicated coming-of-age novel where "adulthood" isn't about leaving fantasy behind. In this beautiful, surreal story, a young biologist discovers that dreams are as meaningful as empirical research....a deceptively simple story. It will pull you in with playful nonsense, then leaving you thinking about how much your sense of self is based on ever-shifting fantasies."— io9

"Ekaterina Sedia is a fantasy writer like no other—she makes you think about things you never considered thinking about before and because she writes so far outside the expected comfort zones she always makes me feel smarter and more creative for having experienced books....Ekaterina Sedia writes stories like no one else and because of that she is someone I always approach with high expectations and no small amount of respect."—Chasing Ray

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isbn: 9781607012283
booktype: Trade Paperback
pagecount: 320
pubdate: 2011-10-15
size: 5.5" X 8.5"