City of Circles

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Hodder & Stoughton, Aug 10, 2017 - Fiction - 384 pages

CITY OF CIRCLES is an entrancing love story between Danu and Morrie, two circus performers, and Danu's Lewis Carroll-esque odyssey through the magical city of Matryoshka, that ends with a heart-warming yet bittersweet twist.

Danu is in mourning for her parents after a disease has ravaged the circus she calls home. She begins a high-wire act with Morrie, a charismatic hunchback who wants to marry her. But her mother has entrusted her with a mysterious locket that will lead her down a path Morrie cannot follow.

When the circus visits Danu's birthplace, the magical city of Matryoshka, she goes in search of a stranger who may hold the answer to her past. And when the circus leaves, Danu stays behind.

Will she and Morrie ever be reunited, or will something unexpected be waiting for her in the mysterious heart of the city of circles?


'Her exploration of self and grief will resonate with many' Ros Barber, author of The Marlowe Papers

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User Review  - atreic - LibraryThing

This is an easy-to-read book about loss, and grief, and refinding yourself, and selfless (only a smidge creepy) love. It's the story of Dana, who works for a circus, and loses her deeply loved parents ... Read full review

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Danu Mock lives in a travelling circus with her parents. When she is fifteen, her parents die during an epidemic and she is left bereft, with the grief slowly consuming her. Morrie, a tightrope walker ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Jess Richards was born in Wales in 1972 and studied Creative Writing at Sussex University in 2010. Her debut novel, SNAKE ROPES, was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa First Novel Award and longlisted for the Green Carnation Prize. Her second novel, the acclaimed COOKING WITH BONES was published in 2014. CITY OF CIRCLES is her third novel.

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