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Lanny

Lanny cover

There's a village an hour from London. It's no different from many others today: one pub, one church, redbrick cottages, some public housing, and a few larger houses dotted about. Voices rise up, as they might anywhere, speaking of loving and needing and working and dying and walking the dogs. This village belongs to the people who live in it, to the land and to the land's past. It also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort, a mythical figure local schoolchildren used to draw as green and leafy, choked by tendrils growing out of his mouth, who awakens after a glorious nap. He is listening to this twenty-first-century village, to its symphony of talk: drunken confessions, gossip traded on the street corner, fretful conversations in living rooms. He is listening, intently, for a mischievous, ethereal boy whose parents have recently made the village their home: Lanny.

ISBN: 9781974947867

ISBN-10: 9781974947867

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Publication Date: 05/14/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/14/2019 - 12:00am

Language: English

Categories

Literary

Magical Realism

Fantasy - Dragons & Mythical Creatures