Eloia Born

Eloia Born

by Britta Jensen

Paperback(2nd ed.)

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"Loved it! A well-written narrative of disability, dystopia, and exploration...consider it a spiritual successor to Lois Lowry's The Giver and M. Night Shyamalan's The Village."--Nicole Dieker, Discovery Reedsy

"Britta Jensen's epic worldbuilding shines and the story is full of mystery, suspense, and heart. I'm looking forward to more stories in this universe."--Amanda Bennett, Midday Moonrise Blog

Long-listed for the 2016 Exeter Novel Prize

A girl who's lost her mother. A boy learning about love. Both with a secret neither knows about and a journey that could tear them apart.

When half-sighted Leanora catches her father committing an unspeakable crime she is forced to flee her village with her blind best friend, Dex. Together they seek answers to the Mists that caused disabilities in many communities on their planet. The journey of discovery isn't without hardship. Dex drifts away from Leanora, new truths emerge about her family and a newfound power haunts her. Across the deserts of Eloia her heart calls her in a new direction. Does she have the courage to heed its call, even if it means leaving everything she knows behind?

The sequel, Hirana's War, releases October 1, 2020.

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ISBN-13: 9781732899506
Publisher: Murasaki Press LLC
Publication date: 01/26/2019
Series: Eloia Born Series , #1
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Britta Jensen's debut novel Eloia Born won the Writer's League of Texas 2019 YA Discovery Prize. Reviewers are calling the book "both a dystopian narrative and a quest story; consider it a spiritual successor to Lois Lowry's The Giver and M. Night Shyamalan's The Village." The sequel, Hirana's War releases October 2020. Many of her stories center around themes of persevering through disability, parental separation and the intersection of various cultures on new worlds. Her stories have been shortlisted for the 2017 Henshaw Press and Fiction Factory prizes. Britta's plays have been performed in New York City, Japan and South Korea. For the past sixteen years she has taught creative writing and edited books for both traditional and indie authors. She has received numerous awards, including the General Sharp Award from the US Army, for her innovative teaching of creative writing overseas with the Department of Defense Education Activity. She holds a BA from Fordham University and an MA from Columbia University. Friends often refer to her as a polyglot-which is a product of living twenty-two years overseas in Japan, South Korea, and Germany before settling in Austin, Texas. She enjoys mentoring writers and editing books with The Writing Consultancy and Yellowbird Editors. In her spare time she dances Argentine Tango, sings and volunteers with the Relief Society, SCBWI and the Writer's League of Texas.You can follow her adventures on her website www.brittajensen.com.

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