The Double Shadow
by Sally Gardner
Indigo Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781780620121
Date: 03 November 2011 List Price £9.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Another of Indigo's launch tiles - this new YA imprint from trade giant Orion is taking bold steps into this highly contested market, with a mix of fantastic commercial and literary titles. Sally Gardner's The Double Shadow is the author's fourth novel for older readers, and is a hardcover release out this month.
"Arnold Ruben has created a memory machine, a utopia housed in a picture palace, where the happiest memories replay forever, a haven in which he and his precious daughter can shelter from the war-clouds gathering over 1937 Britain. But on the day of her seventeenth birthday Amaryllis leaves Warlock Hall and the world she has known and wakes to find herself in a desolate and disturbing place. Something has gone terribly wrong with her fatherís plan.
Against the tense backdrop of the second World War Sally Gardner explores families and what binds them, fathers and daughters, past histories, passions and cruelty, love and devastation in a novel rich in character and beautifully crafted."