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  • Published: 18 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9780525953470
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $29.99

The Radiant Road


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Clare Macleod has lived all her life with an awareness of the Strange, tales of fairies and magic-making told to her by her mother who died years ago.  No longer has a child, Clare learned to suppress the magic that haunted the corners of her life, to say the word 'fairy' with the appropriate disbelief. 

Clare Macleod has lived all her life with an awareness of the Strange, tales of fairies and magic-making told to her by her mother who died years ago.  No longer has a child, Clare learned to suppress the magic that haunted the corners of her life, to say the word 'fairy' with the appropriate disbelief.  But after years of living in America, Clare and her father return to Ireland, the house Clare was born in – a house built into a hillside with an ancient tree for a wall.  For Clare, the house is not only full of memories of her mother, but of the Strange and mysterious boy with raven-dark hair and of dreamlike nights filled with stars and magic.  In this place, magic – both bright and dark – will not sit quietly in a corner. 
'Georgeous, haunting, and wonderfully strange, The Radiant Road establishes Katherine Catmull as a master of the modern fairy tale.'  Anne Ursu, author of The Real Boy and Breadcrumbs 
'Katherine Catmull deftly weaves Clare's contemporary story with ancient Celtic lore.  The Radiant Road is a beguiling novel with a strong, engaging protagonist.'  Juliet Marillier, author of Daughter of the Forest and Wildwood Dancing
*'A stunningly atmospheric, gorgeously complicated dream of a book.' Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for Katherine Catmull's Summer and Bird:

'A haunting fable inflected with mythological and fairy-tale motifs . . . meticulous, symbol-rich narrative with a light, storyteller's voice . . . languorously beautiful.' Kirkus, starred review

  • Pub date: 18 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9780525953470
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $29.99

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