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1962, Anchor Bend, Oregon.The sea calls to Eleanor. Like the turn of the waves itbeckons her from the heart of the town she's alwaysknown, from her husband Hob and their young daughter,Agnes, to the unfathomable depths of the ocean.1985Agnes's daughter Eleanor is six years old. She sharesher name with the grandmother she never knew andeverything else with her identical twin, Esmerelda. Butto Agnes, only Eleanor is a constant reminder of the past.1993After a dark event leaves her family in tatters, Eleanor,now fourteen, is left caring for her alcoholic mother,whose grief has torn her apart. But when Eleanor'sreality begins to unravel, she starts to lose her grip ontime itself, slipping from the present into strange otherlands where she's in danger of losing herself altogether.Eleanor is the story of choices that ripple through timefar beyond the moment they're made. And what happenswhen, just sometimes, bonds are so powerful they reachbeyond this world and into another...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 159 x 227 x 34mm | 600g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008132917
  • 9780008132910
  • 323,265

About Jason Gurley

Jason Gurley is the author of Greatfall, The Man Who Ended the World and the fiction collection Deep Breath Hold Tight, among other works. His stories have appeared in Lightspeed Magazine and the anthologies Loosed Upon the World and Help Fund My Robot Army!!! He was raised in Alaska and Texas, and now lives and writes in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about Jason and his books at www.jasongurley.comshow more

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`Jason Gurley will be a household name one day' Hugh Howey, New York Times-bestselling author of WOOL`Gurley's masterful prose is reminiscent of Neil Gaiman...enchanting, magical and powerful.' Ernie Lindsey, USA Today-bestselling author of SARA'S GAME`An ambitious book of many wonders...by turns otherworldly and heartbreakingly true.' -Elizabeth Collison, author ofSOME OTHER TOWN`Jason Gurley is the kind of storyteller that makes you excited to sit down and spend a day reading.' Ted Kosmatka, author of PROPHET OF BONES`Ambitious, challenging...as original as A Wrinkle in Time.' Michael Bunker, author of PENNSYLVANIA`A really poignant, moving story...sneaks up on you (with) a series of emotional uppercuts. Read it and weep.' -Daniel H. Wilson, bestselling author of ROBOPOCALYPSE`A virtuoso performance...Eleanor mightjust be the book of the year.' -Russell Blake, bestselling author of JET`Haunting...if you likedThe Ocean at the End of the Lane,you'll love Eleanor.' -Peter Cawdron, author of FEEDBACK and ANOMALYshow more

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2,208 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 27% (605)
4 34% (740)
3 26% (576)
2 10% (226)
1 3% (61)
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