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A Girl Made of Air

A Girl Made of Air

Author(s): Nydia Hetherington

Location(s): Coney Island

Genre(s): Fantasy

Era(s): Post WW2

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This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived…

Born into a post-war circus family, our nameless star was unwanted and forgotten, abandoned in the shadows of the big top. Until the bright light of Serendipity Wilson threw her into focus.

Now an adult, haunted by an incident in which a child was lost from the circus, our narrator, a tightrope artiste, weaves together her spellbinding tales of circus legends, earthy magic and folklore, all in the hope of finding the child… But will her story be enough to bring the pair together again?

Beautiful and intoxicating, A Girl Made of Air brings the circus to life in all of its grime and glory; Marina, Manu, Serendipity Wilson, Fausto, Big Gen and Mouse will live long in the hearts of readers. As will this story of loss and reconciliation, of storytelling and truth.

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Author: Tina Hartas

Our protagonist, known only by her nickname “mouse” throughout the novel, was born into a post-war circus family and was almost totally neglected and forgotten, left to creep about at the feet of the...

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