Cloud cuckoo land / Anthony Doerr.
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : 4th Estate, 2021.
ISBN: 9780008478292 (hbk.) : 20.00
'Cloud Cuckoo Land' follows three storylines: Anna and Omeir, on opposite sides of the formidable city wall during the 1453 siege of Constantinople; teenage idealist Seymour and gentle octogenarian Zeno, in an attack on a public library in present day Idaho; and Konstance, on an interstellar ship bound for a distant exoplanet, decades from now. A single copy of an ancient text - the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to the paradise of Cloud Cuckoo Land - provides solace, mystery and the most profound human connection to these five unforgettable characters.
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626 pages ; 24 cm
Stranger, whoever you are, open this to find what will amaze you. If you have read 'All the light' by this author, you will know how good he is, it is often said of books 'a page i' this one really is. I haven't read anything this mesmerising in a long time.
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