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Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black  Cover Image Book Book

Voyages in the underworld of Orpheus Black / Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick ; illustrated by Alexis Deacon.

Sedgwick, Marcus, (author.). Sedgwick, Julian, (author.). Deacon, Alexis, (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781536204377
  • ISBN: 1536204374
  • Physical Description: 312 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Walker Books, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
"Harry Black, a conscientious objector, artist, and firefighter battling the blazes of German bombing in London in 1944, wakes in the hospital to news that his soldier brother, Ellis, has been killed. In the delirium of his wounded state, Harry's mind begins to blur the distinctions between the reality of war-torn London, the fiction of his unpublished sci-fi novel, and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Driven by visions of Ellis still alive and a sense of poetic inevitability, Harry sets off on a search for his brother that will lead him deep into the city's Underworld" --
Subject: Orpheus (Greek mythological character) > Fiction.
Orpheus (Greek mythological character)
Bombardment of London (England : 1940-1945)
World War (1939-1945)
Brothers > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Conscientious objectors > Great Britain > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Casualties > Fiction.
Fire fighters > England > Fiction.
London (England) > History > Bombardment, 1940-1945 > Fiction.
Brothers > Death > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > England > London > Fiction.
Voyages to the otherworld > Fiction.
Mind and reality > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
Battle casualties.
Conscientious objectors.
Fire fighters.
England > London.
Great Britain.
Brothers > Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Juvenile fiction.
Imaginary voyages > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Imaginary voyages > Fiction.
London (England) > Juvenile fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
War fiction.
Historical fiction.
War fiction.

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