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The Way Back

By: Gavriel Savit
Narrated by: Allan Corduner
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Publisher's Summary

National Book Award Finalist 

A Sydney Taylor Notable Book

Perfect for listeners of Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman, a sweeping historical fantasy that follows two teens on a journey through the Far Country, a Jewish land of spirits and demons.

For the Jews of Eastern Europe, demons are everywhere: Dancing on the rooftops in the darkness of midnight, congregating in the trees, harrowing the dead, even reaching out to try and steal away the living. But the demons have a land of their own: A Far Country peopled with the souls of the transient dead, governed by demonic dukes, barons, and earls. When the Angel of Death comes strolling through the little shtetl of Tupik one night, two young people will be sent spinning off on a journey through the Far Country. There they will make pacts with ancient demons, declare war on Death himself, and maybe - just maybe - find a way to make it back alive. 

Drawing inspiration from the Jewish folk tradition, The Way Back is a dark adventure sure to captivate listeners of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust.

©2020 Gavriel Savit (P)2020 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

Lyrical and fantastic…. Steeped in the rich traditions of ghost stories and Jewish folklore, this remarkable feat of storytelling is sure to delight.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

"A bewitching allegorical adventure comprised of small, beautifully composed moments.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Savit builds the action with a storyteller’s assured cadences, creating a story rich in elements of Jewish folk tradition and flashes of both humor and the grotesque.” —The Bulletin, starred review 

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