The Blood of Angels

The Blood of Angels


By (author) Johanna Sinisalo

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  • Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 188mm x 22mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0720610044
  • ISBN 13: 9780720610048
  • Sales rank: 875,537

Product description

Another hauntingnovel of eco-speculation from Johanna Sinisalo, the award-winning author of "Troll"and a powerhouse of the Finnishscience fiction and fantasyscene It is claimed Albert Einstein said that if bees disappear from the earth, mankind has four years left. When bee-vanishings of unprecedented scale hit the United States, Orvo, a Finnish beekeeper, knows all too well where it will lead. And when he sees the queen dead in his hives one day, it's clear the epidemic has spread to Europe, and the world is coming to an end. Orvo's special knowledge of bees just may enable him to glimpse a solution to catastrophe: he takes a desperate step onto a path where only he and the bees know the way but it propels him into conflict with his estranged, but much-loved son, a committed animal activist. A magical plunge into the myth of death and immortality, this is a tale of human blindness in the face of devastation and the inevitable."

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Author information

Johanna Sinisalo is a Finnish science fiction and fantasy writer who won the James Tiptree Jr. Award, as well as the most acclaimed Finnish literary prize, the Finlandia, for her novel" Troll." Her novel "Birdbrain" wasone of"Publishers Weekly"'s Top 10: Science Fiction & Fantasy titles and "Locus"'s Top 10 Fantasy Novelsin 2011. She also edited "The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy" andwas nominated for a Nebula Award for her short story "Baby Doll."

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..".one of the best narratives of ecological collapse that I've read in quite some time." OF blog"