Can’t-Wait Wednesday: On Fragile Waves by E. Lily Yu

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.

on fragile wavesFiruzeh and her brother Nour are children of fire, born in an Afghanistan fractured by war. When their parents, their Atay and Abay, decide to leave, they spin fairy tales of their destination, the mythical land and opportunities of Australia.

As the family journeys from Pakistan to Indonesia to Nauru, heading toward a hope of home, they must rely on fragile and temporary shelters, strangers both mercenary and kind, and friends who vanish as quickly as they’re found.

When they arrive in Australia, what seemed like a stable shore gives way to treacherous currents. Neighbors, classmates, and the government seek their own ends, indifferent to the family’s fate. For Firuzeh, her fantasy worlds provide some relief, but as her family and home splinter, she must surface from  these imaginings and find a new way.

Something about this one is just drawing me to it. As much as I love to disappear into a book for pure entertainment, sometimes I’m looking for something a little deeper and this book looks promising for that. I think this has a lot of potential and I’m looking forward to checking it out! On Fragile Waves is expected December 8th, 2020 from Erewhon.

10 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: On Fragile Waves by E. Lily Yu

  1. Gemma (abookishblether) says:

    Oh you’ve made this one sound so intriguing. I love literary fiction that really makes you feel deeply as you read it, and the cover for this one is beautiful.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, I don’t know if it’s completely for me either but it feels interesting enough that I want to check it out! Sometimes I’m in the mood for something a little more literary… lol.

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