Translator: Annie Prime
Author: Maria Turtschaninoff
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Year of Publication: 2017
Nominated for the 2018 CILIP Carnegie Medal and the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award.
Beautiful, moving, heartbreaking, brutal, this feminist tour de force is a prequel to Maresi and Maresi Red Mantle, describing the fantastical world in which the First Sisters broke free from their oppressors and raged against patriarchal violence. The multiple characters and stories in this book show many sides of the feminist struggle that have existed historically, and still exist today. Though technically a Young Adult novel, its horror and magic couln’t fail to make an impression on adult readers too.
Second book in The Red Abbey Chronicles.