ONE GIRL TAKES ON AN OPPRESSIVE SYSTEM IN THIS ELECTRIFYING TEEN DYSTOPIA, SET IN A POST-APOCALYPTIC WORLD SAPPED OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
A BLIGHTED LAND
Ever since The Darkening, survival has been a struggle. The people of the Field toil on parched earth, trying to forge a life amid dwindling resources.
As one of the Giften, Ruthie is a saviour to her isolated community: her hands hold the rare ability to raise food from dead soil. But she is also its greatest danger.
A SINISTER REGIME
In the City lurks a dark army, intent on hunting Giften to harness their power, destroying all who stand in their way. With the threat growing ever stronger, Ruthie and her friends must leave behind all they have ever known and embark on a quest that will pitch them towards the City, and unknowable danger. One way or another, a battle is coming.
About the Author
Leyla Suzan is an editor who has worked in publishing for many years, editing some of our most beloved authors. Now a freelancer, while she's not writing or editing books, she can be found in her studio making woodcut prints. Giften is her debut novel.
Antoinette Fawcett is half-Dutch and a translator of literary fiction and poetry from Dutch to English. Her translation for Pushkin Press of EvaMeijer’s Bird Cottage was shortlisted forthe Vondel Translation Prize.