Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: Persephone's Torch

Persephone's Torch by freder
Amazon.com: Paperback | Kindle Edition

For Book Beginnings:
Under the marquee the footprints of passersby blurred into a broad trail of wetness running from puddle to puddle across the bare concrete. 
- p. 13

For Friday 56:
I remember thinking how quiet they were, picking their personal bags out of the mountains of stage paraphernalia, then crunching their feet across the cold gravel of their courtyard, their voices soft and hushed as breath. 
- p. 56

 
Synopsis: 1939: travel with an unusual theatrical company through a painted landscape of desire and dreams. Fantasy is their specialty and they have mastered the art - is the newest member of their extended family being carried to new heights by his yearning, or is he the victim of his own delusion? One by one you will come to know each member of the company, unlocking their colorful lives, learning their sometimes dark secrets. In this fateful last season of the company's life, who will emerge with their hopes for the future intact?

Persephone's Torch by freder
Amazon.com: Paperback | Kindle Edition 

6 comments

  1. Sounds like the phrasing is beautifully written. Those snippets made me swoon a little.

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    1. The whole book will make you swoon :) I think I'll re-read over the weekend, it's such a good one, Freda!

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  2. I've never heard of this book before now I want more. Please visit my blog and sign up for my Blogoversary Giveaway. Anne @My Head is Full of Books

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    1. Thanks Anne! It's quite an obscure book ... and I hope more people read it! (popped over and entered at your blog ... happy blogaversary to you!!!)

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  3. It sounds like a really interesting book, and that is a terrific beginning. Why does the author only have one name? There must be a story there.

    Thank you for including your opening on Book Beginnings on Fridays!

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    1. Hi Gilion! I loved this book. As for the author's name, it's a pen name -- i'll maybe try and get him to guest post ... he is as intriguing as his writing!

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