Waiting on Wednesday: A Girl Made of Air

Waiting on Wednesday: A Girl Made of Air



A Girl Made of Air

Written by Nydia Hetherington

400 pages

Published by Quercus

Publication date: 3rd September 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

A lyrical and atmospheric homage to the strange and extraordinary, perfect for fans of Angela Carter and Erin Morgenstern.

This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived…

Born into a post-war circus family, our nameless star was unwanted and forgotten, abandoned in the shadows of the big top. until the bright light of Serendipity Wilson threw her into focus.

Now an adult, haunted by an incident in which a child was lost from the circus, our narrator, a tightrope artiste, weaves together her spellbinding tales of circus legends, earthy magic and folklore, all in the hope of finding the child… But will her story be enough to bring the pair together again?

Beautiful and intoxicating, A Girl Made of Air brings the circus to life in all of its grime and glory; Marina, Manu, Serendipity Wilson, Fausto, Big Gen and Mouse will live long in the hearts of readers. As will this story of loss and reconciliation, of storytelling and truth.

Why I can’t wait to read this:

  • It’s set in a circus – give it to me now! I love books about the circus.
  • ‘Earthy magic and folklore‘ – sounds like a story that I will adore. I love how stories are woven together with familiar threads, yet can create something entirely new.
  • It’s set in the post-war period, often forgotten but an interesting time to read about.
  • I am a fan of both Angela Carter and Erin Morgenstern so, if this book is in the same ilk, I am certain to love it.
  • The other characters in the circus sound fascinating – just from their names I already want to meet them!

What do you think?

Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?

Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?

Let me know in the comments!

See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here: The Forest of Ghosts and Bones, The Foundling, Special Edition, Orphans of the Tide, Thorn,  Seasons of the Storm, The Circus Rose, The Court of Miracles, Girl, Serpent, Thorn, House of Dragons or The Notorious Virtues?

While you’re here, why not check out my reviews of The Hazel Wood, Tangleweed and Brine, Summer Bird Blue, The Pretender or The Gilded King?

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Thanks for reading!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. This sounds so good!


  2. eviebraithwaite says:

    As soon as I saw the trailer for this the other day I fell in love! This book sounds so magical, plus the cover is stunning. Will definitely be reading this one!

    Evie x | http://www.eviejayne.co.uk


  3. Pippin Corbet says:

    This sounds amazing!


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