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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 224
Themes: gender identity, fairies and folklore, cross-dressing, Newfoundland history, historical fiction
Publisher: Running the Goat
Pub Date: 05/Oct/2021
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They say Dor’s family is cursed. The house her great-great grandfather built on the south side of St. John’s has never been at peace; the old people think it lies on a fairy path. Ever since electricity came to the island, things have worsened, and experiments in the brand-new technology of radio put her family in real peril. In December 1901, Marconi arrives in Newfoundland with a secret mission: to receive the first wireless trans-Atlantic radio signal. Disguised as a boy, Dor joins his team. Then the Little Strangers kidnap her mother. Must Dor sabotage Marconi's experiments to save her?

Kirkus Reviews

“Yet, anchored by the sweet love story of Clare and Dor, the dreamily atmospheric descriptions of the historical setting, and the appealing characters—including an otherworldly Reverend and his talking crow, Oberon—there is plenty to spur readers on. … A sprawling, lyrical historical fantasy.”

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