Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Mountains of the Moon; I.J. Kay


"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases readers are waiting for.  I love the sound of this one...just released.


Viking - July 2012

A highly original novel about a young woman's journey from shattered youth to self-discovery, After ten years in a London prison, Louise Adler (Lulu) is released with only a new alias to rebuild her life. Working a series of dead-end jobs, she carries a past full of secrets: a childhood marked by the violence and madness of her parents, followed by a reckless adolescence. From abandoned psychiatric hospitals to Edwardian-themed casinos, from a brief first love to the company of criminals, Lulu has spent her youth in an ever-shifting landscape of deceit and survival. But when she?s awarded an unexpected settlement claim after prison, she travels to the landscape of her childhood imagination, the central African range known as the Mountains of the Moon. There, in the region?s stark beauty, she attempts to piece together the fragments of her battered psyche.Told in multilayered, hallucinatory flashbacks, Mountains of the Moon traces a traumatic youth and explores the journey of a young woman trying to transform a broken life into something beautiful. This dazzling novel from a distinctive new voice is sure to garner the attention of critics and readers alike.

14 comments:

  1. This sounds intense. I'm not sure it's for me.

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  2. Oh, wow, this one sounds fantastic! It has all the elements I enjoy: horrific childhood, reckless adolescence, and psychiatric hospitals. Sure to keep me turning pages. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. It does sound really fantastic! I'm a fan of Viking books and this one sounds quite powerful.

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  4. Sounds like your WOE label is appropriate!

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  5. I would love to read this. It sounds really redemptive and visceral. I love it when I find books like this, so thanks for sharing this one with us today!

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  6. Wow, it sounds like she's had a tragic life.

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  7. Sounds like a lovely read. Thanks Diane, you share some great books.

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  8. These books do sound interesting!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
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  9. The main character's life sounds so sad.

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  10. I'm always intrigued by this type of story...sounds very interesting!

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  11. Interesting, but not my type. Maybe some day. XD

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  13. Sounds like one I would be interested in reading. I like the idea of a character, down on their luck, that rises above their circumstances and finds redemption.

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