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- DescriptionFrom Aliya Whiteley, author of the critically-acclaimed The Beauty, comes a genre-defying story of fate, free-will and the choices we make in life. In the aftermath of the Great War, Shirley Fearn dreams of challenging the conventions of rural England, where life is as predictable as the changing of the seasons. The scarred veteran Mr. Tiller, left disfigured by an impossible accident on the battlefields of France, brings with him a message: part prophecy, part warning. Will it prevent her mastering her own destiny? As the village prepares for the annual May Day celebrations, where a new queen will be crowned and the future will be reborn again, Shirley must choose: change or renewal? The Arrival of Missives is a unique work, deftly marrying literary and genre influences. It heralds the arrival of a major new voice in speculative fiction.
- Author BiographyAliya Whiteley was born in Devon in 1974, and currently lives in Sussex with her husband, daughter and dog. She is the author of the novella The Beauty, published by Unsung Stories, the novels Skein Island and Light Reading, and the short story collection Witchcraft in the Harem. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, and won the Drabblecast People's Choice Award in 2007. The Beauty, was shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award and a Sabotage Award, and appeared on the Honors List for the James Tiptree Jr Award.
- Author(s)Aliya Whiteley
- PublisherRed Squirrel Publishing
- Date of Publication09/05/2016
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2016
- ImprintUnsung Stories
- Weight154 g
- Width130 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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