On Fragile Waves is the haunting story of a family of dreamers looking for home in an unwelcoming world. Firuzeh and her brother Nour are children of fire, born in an Afghanistan fractured by war. When their parents decide to leave, they spin fairy tales of their destination, the mythical land and opportunities of Australia. As the family journeys, they must rely on fragile and temporary shelters, strangers both mercenary and kind, and friends who vanish as quickly as they’re found. This exquisite magic realist debut traces one girl’s migration from war to peace, loss to loss, home to home.
E. LILY YU received the Artist Trust LaSalle Storyteller Award in 2017 and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer in 2012. Her stories appear in venues from McSweeney's to Tor.com and in twelve best-of-the-year anthologies, and have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards. This is her first novel.
KAREN JOY FOWLER is the author of seven novels, including Sarah Canary, which won the Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian and The Jane Austen Book Club, a NY Times bestseller. Also three short story collections, two of which won the World Fantasy Award in their respective years. Her novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, won the PEN/FAULKNER for fiction in 2013 and was shortlisted foe the Man/Booker. She currently lives in Santa Cruz and has recently finished a historical novel that will be published in 2022.
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