The kings and queens of roam a novel
The Kings and Queens of Roam by Daniel WallaceFrom the celebrated author of Big Fish, an imaginative, moving novel about two sisters and the dark legacy and magical town that entwine them.
Helen and Rachel McCallister, who live in a town called Roam, are as different as sisters can be: Helen older, bitter, and conniving; Rachel beautiful, naïve – and blind. When their parents die an untimely death, Rachel has to rely on Helen for everything, but Helen embraces her role in all the wrong ways, convincing Rachel that the world is a dark and dangerous place she couldnt possibly survive on her own … or so Helen believes, until Rachel makes a surprising choice that turns both their worlds upside down.
In this new novel, Southern literary master Daniel Wallace returns to the tradition of tall-tales and folklore made memorable in his bestselling Big Fish. The Kings and Queens of Roam is a wildly inventive, beautifully written, and big-hearted tale of family and the ties that bind.
The Kings and Queens of Roam: A Novel
Daniel Wallace fans, count yourselves lucky. Wallace illuminates the rich history of a fictional land rife with burly lumberjacks, Chinese immigrants, feral dogs, and ghosts, and seamlessly melds fanciful and imaginative elements with striking truths about the human condition. The men became business partners, and Roam flowered from the economic fruits of the silk industry for decades. By the time we arrive, however, Roam has become a decrepit shadow of its former self, a tired town of citizens plagued by a grim malaise. Blind since the age of three, she embodies all that is Roam: disorientation, deprivation, alienation. However, her time in this green world is not an entirely carefree, prelapsarian vacation—she works and toils and struggles just like everyone else.
By Daniel Wallace. May Indie Next List. From the celebrated author of Big Fish comes an imaginative, moving novel about two sisters, their dark legacy, and the magical town that entwines them. In this new novel, southern literary master Daniel Wallace returns to the tradition of tall tales and folklore made memorable in his bestselling novel Big Fish. Wildly inventive and beautifully written, The Kings and Queens of Roam is a big-hearted tale of family and the ties that bind.