About Heap House:
Chosen by Luminaries author Eleanor Catton as her Guardian Book of the Year, "Heap House" is the gorgeously illustrated story of the Iremonger clan and their gothic, eccentric world. Young Clod is an Iremonger. He lives in at "Heap House," his family's mansion at the center of the Heaps, a vast sea of lost and discarded items whose ever-shifting masses have been known to swallow people alive. The Iremongers are an odd old family, each the owner of the birth object they must keep with them at all times. Clod is perhaps the oddest of all--his gift and his curse is that he can hear all of the objects of Heap House whispering. Yes, a storm is brewing over Heap House. The Iremongers are growing restless and the house's many objects are showing strange signs of life. Clod is on the cusp of being "trousered" and married off (unhappily) to his cousin Pinalippy when he meets the plucky orphan servant Lucy Pennant, with whose help he begins to uncover the dark secrets of his family's empire. The first installment of the Iremonger Trilogy, "Heap House" introduces the reader to a fascinating world whose inhabitants come alive on the page--and in Edward Carey's fantastical illustrations--Clod and Lucy, anxious, animal loving Tummis with his pet seagull, menacing cousin Moorcus, dreadful Aunt Rosamud, and more. Mystery, romance, and the perils of the Heaps await!
Edward Carey is the author and illustrator of two novels for adults, Observatory Mansions and Alva and Irva, which was longlisted for the IMPAC Literary Award. The Iremonger Trilogy is his first work for young readers. Born in England, he now lives with his wife, Elizabeth McCracken, and their two children in Austin, Texas, where he wrote the Iremonger Trilogy because he missed feeling cold and gloomy.
Praise for Heap House:
"What an astonishing book this is! A novel for children so good, so peculiar, so magical that it bears comparison to classics like "The Hobbit" or "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase", "The Golden Compass" or the Green Knowe books. That is to say, adults should read it too, in order to be given the uncanny, wrenching sensation of visiting a new and strange place--and finding a home there." --Kelly Link, award-winning author of "Magic for Beginners" In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.
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Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)