Escape Routes

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Escape Routes

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Author :   Naomi Ishiguro
Publisher :   HEADLINE
Published :   06/02/2020
ISBN :   9781472264855
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   289
Size (mm) :   220x144x28
Weight (g) :   420

'Stories that start like delicate webs and finish like unbreakable wire traps' - Neil Gaiman
'Naomi Ishiguro's crystal clear prose delights and intrigues' - Sharlene Teo
Characterised by its own brand of pleasingly...   Read more

'Stories that start like delicate webs and finish like unbreakable wire traps' - Neil Gaiman
'Naomi Ishiguro's crystal clear prose delights and intrigues' - Sharlene Teo
Characterised by its own brand of pleasingly unsettling magic, Naomi Ishiguro's ESCAPE ROUTES matches the inventiveness of David Mitchell with the fairy-tale allure of Angela Carter.
A space-obsessed child conjures up a vortex in his mother's airing cupboard. A musician finds her friendship with a flock of birds opens up unexpected possibilities. A rat catcher, summoned to a decaying royal palace, is plunged into a battle for the throne of a ruined kingdom. Two newlyweds find themselves inhibited by the arrival in their lives of an outsized and watchful stuffed bear.
Whether snared in traps artfully laid for them, or those of their own making, the characters in Naomi Ishiguro's delightfully speculative debut collection yearn for freedom and flight, and find their worlds transformed beyond their wildest imaginings.