The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus SedgwickThursday, July 09, 2015
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
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A bold, genre-bending epic that chronicles madness, obsession, and creation, from the Paleolithic era through the Witch Hunts and into the space-bound future.A stick carves shapes into the sand. A noose swings in the wind. A staircase reaches for the sky. A government tells a lie. In these four episodes, there is something that connects them each. They will be connected forever. History will repeat itself and time will continue—but time will not continue in a straight line.
Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness, obsession, and creation through the ages. Beginning with the cave-drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing, Sedgwick traverses history, plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a 1920s insane asylum where a mad poet's obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him. Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book's final section, set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time. Merging Sedgwick's gift for suspense with science- and historical-fiction, Ghosts of Heaven is a tale is worthy of intense obsession. --Goodreads