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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books; 1 edition (March 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545296706
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545296700
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.2 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #514,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Above pulls off that rare trick of being convincing and utterly magical at the same time." -Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room

"Leah Bobet's Above is that rarest of creatures, combining the outspoken honesty of a good first novel with the craft of a seasoned professional." -Elizabeth Bear, Hugo Award-winning author of Dust

*"[A] dark, dazzling tale...Bobet effortlessly blends reality and fantasy, her characters are both gifted and broken-hers is a world that is simultaneously fantastic and painfully real. Heartbreaking, romantic, complex, and magical, this fantasy lingers on the senses." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Bobet fearlessly takes the reader to uncomfortable places, where, as Matthew discovers, there is always more than one side to a story." -Quill & Quire

"[A] profoundly moving meditation on how we treat the mentally ill, disabled and homeless...Above is a soulful and spellbinding debut novel." -The National Post

"A tremendous adventure, as well as a meditation on how our mythologies shape us...a gorgeous tale." -Toronto Life

"[Readers] willing to go along with this captivating exploration of both individual and collective identity will find themselves pondering its implications long after the last page." -Kirkus

About the Author

LEAH BOBET's short fiction and poetry have appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, and The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens, and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Rhysling Award. She received a 2008 emerging writers' development grant from the Toronto Arts Council. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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