By Elizabeth Hand
Madeleine and Rogan are first cousins, top neighbors, twinned souls, each one other’s past love. Even inside of their huge, disorderly family—all descendants of a recognized actress—their depth and keenness for theater units them aside. It makes them a bit risky. once they are forged of their school’s construction of 12th evening, they're pressured to stand their separate skills and futures, and their destiny jointly. This masterful brief novel, winner of the area fable Award, is magic on paper.
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My mouth tasted bitter, as though I was going to be sick. ” “No. Even if I wanted to, I can’t afford it. ” I shook my head so hard it hurt. “Rogan is—he’s so much better. You know that, right? It’s not just me who thinks so. Everyone does. Even Mr. Sullivan. ” My voice rose. I began to cry. “You can’t. ” Aunt Kate’s tone was icy. She turned to avoid my gaze. “Rogan’s a loose cannon. What he did in Harlem that night—I’d be chasing all over London after him. His mother says he’s taking drugs. And .
Onstage, a row of lights shone down blindingly. I shielded my eyes and stared out into the auditorium, but could see only vague smears and shadows. Was that Mr. Sullivan? Rogan? When I looked down, the white pages of my script glowed with a diabolical brilliance. ” I nodded and smiled nervously. ” “Louder,” said Mr. Sullivan. I cleared my throat and began again. “O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful In the contempt and anger of his lip! A murd’rous guilt shows not itself more soon Than love that would seem hid.
Aunt Fate. ” He went inside, letting the door fall closed on me. “Rogan. Stop—” He ignored me and ran upstairs. I followed, not daring to speak again till we reached the third floor. ” I tried to grab his hand but he pushed me away and headed for his room. “Rogan—” He stopped in the doorway. ” I came up behind him and stopped. The room had been trashed. Rogan’s mattress lay beneath the window, sheets ripped from it and the ticking slashed open. A chair had been smashed against the wall until its legs shattered, a sheet wrapped around it like a torn sail.
Illyria by Elizabeth Hand