GOLD by Geraldine Mills
An utterly amazing dystopian novel for young people (10 years +, I'd say) that takes us on a journey with twins Starn and Esper as they venture across the skies and sea, following a treasure map that could lead them to a better world. It is an adventure story that hearkens back to such classics as Treasure Island and the Swiss Family Robinson. Beautifully written, with a clear love of language and a firm grasp on world-building, Gold is simply wonderful. The look and feel of the book is engaging and elegant. This is one you will want to read, whether you are a child or an adult. The full review of Gold is on the Irish Books, Authors and Publishers page of this blog, but I must say again:
"It is exciting, dramatic and filled with nuance and beauty. Written with clarity, compassion and purpose...... An amazing story, filled with life, Gold is a story to be treasured. This book simply sings!"
A huge congratulations to Geraldine, and to Little Island, those brave and wonderful publishers. Well done.
As I said, the launch is tonight, Dubray Galway, 4 Shop Street at 6pm. So, if you're in Galway, do come in. Bring the children along. Everyone is welcome.
Here's a link to the Irish Times article, On Writing Gold, which I thought I'd like to share with you, dear readers.