March's End

March's End

By Daniel Polansky



The Harrows are a typical suburban family who, since time immemorial, have borne a sacred and terrible charge. In the daylight they are teachers, doctors, bartenders and vagrants, but at night they are the rulers and protectors of the March, an impossible world of animate antiquated toys and sentient lichen, a panorama of the fantastic where cities are carried on the backs of giant snails, and thunderstorms can be subdued with song. But beneath this dreamlike exterior lie dark secrets, and for generation after generation, the Harrows have defended the March from the perils that wait outside its borders - when they are not consumed in their own bitter quarrels. In the modern day the Harrow clan are composed of Sophia, the High Queen of the March, a brilliant, calculating matriarch, and her three children - noble Constance, visionary, rebellious Mary Ann, and tortured, clever Will. Moving back and forth between their youth, adolescence, and adulthood, we watch as this family fractures, then reconciles in the face of a conflict endangering not only the existence of the March, but of the 'real world' itself. File Under: Fantasy  [ Not Narnia | Secrets will out | Growing up | Love is all ]

ISBN: 9781915202451


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