Daughter From The Dark

Daughter From The Dark

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In this extraordinary stand-alone novel, the authors and translator of Vita Nostra-a "dark Harry Potter on steroids with a hefty dose of metaphysics" (award-winning author Aliette de Bodard)-return with a story about creation, music, and companionship filled with their hallmark elements of subtle magic and fantasy.

Late one night, fate brings together DJ Aspirin and ten-year-old Alyona. After he tries to save her from imminent danger, she ends up at his apartment. But in the morning sinister doubts set in. Who is Alyona A young con artist A plant for a nefarious blackmailer Or perhaps a long-lost daughter Aspirin never knew existed Whoever this mysterious girl is, she now refuses to leave.

A game of cat-and-mouse has begun.

Claiming that she is a musical prodigy, Alyona insists she must play a complicated violin piece to find her brother. Confused and wary, Aspirin knows one thing: he wants her out of his apartment and his life. Yet every attempt to get rid of her is thwarted by an unusual protector: her plush teddy bear that may just transform into a fearsome monster.

Alyona tells Aspirin that if he would just allow her do her work, she'll leave him-and this world. He can then return to the shallow life he led before her. But as outside forces begin to coalesce, threatening to finally separate them, Aspirin makes a startling discovery about himself and this ethereal, eerie child.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 134.87 x 203.2 x 17.27mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 006291622X
  • 9780062916228

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An unlikely duo is at the heart of this alluring fantasy about the power of music from the Dyachenkos [...] Fans of found family tropes will be pleased with this strange, ethereal tale.--Publishers Weekly
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