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In a Land of Paper Gods
Author: Rebecca Mackenzie

ISBN: 9781472224200
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27 January 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.8
Description:
A gorgeous literary debut in the tradition of THE POISONWOOD BIBLE about a school for the children of British missionaries in China, at the top of a mountain, at the edge of the Second World War.

Jiangxi Province, China, 1941

Atop the fabled mountain of Lushan, celebrated for its temples, capricious mists and plunging ravines, perches a boarding school for the children of British missionaries. As her parents pursue their calling to bring the gospel to China's most remote provinces, ten-year-old Henrietta S. Robertson discovers that she has been singled out for a divine calling of her own.

Etta is quick to share the news with her dorm mates, and soon even Big Bum Eileen is enlisted in the Prophetess Club, which busies itself looking for signs of the Lord's intent. (Hark.) As rumours of war grow more insistent, so the girls' quest takes on a new urgency - and in such a mystical landscape, the prophetesses find that lines between make believe and reality, good and bad, become dangerously blurred. So Etta's pilgrimage begins.

A story of a child far from home and caught between two cultures, ...

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