|By (author):||Shepherd, Peng|
|Subject:||FICTION / Literary|
|FICTION / Magical Realism|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
From the critically acclaimed author of The Book of M, a highly imaginative thriller about a young woman who discovers that a strange map in her deceased father's belongings holds an incredible, deadly secret-one that will lead her on an extraordinary adventure and to the truth about her family's dark history. What is the purpose of a map?
Nell Young's whole life and greatest passion is cartography. Her father, Dr. Daniel Young, is a legend in the field, and Nell's personal hero. But she hasn't seen or spoken to him ever since he cruelly fired her and destroyed her reputation after an argument over an old, cheap gas station highway map.
But when Dr. Young is found dead in his office at the New York Public Library, with the very same seemingly worthless map hidden in his desk, Nell can't resist investigating. To her surprise, she soon discovers that the map is incredibly valuable, and also exceedingly rare. In fact, she may now have the only copy left in existence… because a mysterious collector has been hunting down and destroying every last one-along with anyone who gets in the way.
To answer that question, Nell embarks on a dangerous journey to reveal a dark family secret, and discover the true power that lies in maps...
Perfect for fans of Joe Hill and V.E. Schwab, The Cartographers is an ode to art and science, history and magic-a spectacularly imaginative, modern story about an ancient craft and places still undiscovered.
|Review Quote*||"Peng Shepherd has done it again! The Cartographers is an exquisitely written, brilliantly plotted, absolutely fantastic novel. A story like this reminds us of why we all fell in love with reading to begin with. Be prepared to be swept away on an incredible journey that will stay with you long after you turn the final page."|
|Review Quote*||"The Cartographers is a story about magical maps that lead to your heart's desire, the sort of people who would do anything to find them, and the joy, regret, and possibility they bring. A vastly rich experience. I loved this book."|
|Review Quote*||"Peng Shepherd flawlessly celebrates the ancient craft of cartography while taking readers on a thrilling journey of discovery."|
|Review Quote*||"In this dark fable, a young woman finds a strange map among her estranged father's things after his untimely death. Deadly secrets and gothic-inflected speculative fiction ensue."|
|Review Quote*||"If you enjoyed John Green's Paper Towns, but always wanted to read a book about ghost maps written for adults . . . then The Cartographers is the book for you! . . . One of the cleverest mysteries of the year."|
|Review Quote*||"Shepherd's convincing blend of magic from old maps with the modern online world both delights and thrills."|
|Review Quote*||"This is an apocalyptic thriller with heart. . . . The Book of M is devastating and inventive as Shepherd examines the value of memory, packing in imaginative twists as she goes."|
|Review Quote*||"I love a good dystopian page-turner, and Peng Shepherd's debut novel is the real deal. . . . Shepherd mixes in elements of multiple genres, like post-apocalyptic thriller and fantasy. But at its core, it's a meditation on memories and personhood, as Shepherd asks which one defines the other."|
|Review Quote*||"Eerily magical . . . At the heart of the novel is a timeless question about the meaning of memory."|