Waiting on Wednesday: Radiant Days

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Summary from Amazon:

She is a painter. He is a poet. Their art bridges time.

It is 1978. Merle is in her first year at the Corcoran School of Art, catapulted from her impoverished Appalachian upbringing into a sophisticated, dissipated art scene. It is also 1870. The teenage poet Arthur Rimbaud is on the verge of breaking through to the images and voice that will make his name. The meshed power of words and art thins the boundaries between the present and the past – and allows these two troubled, brilliant artists to enter each other’s worlds. Radiant Days is a peerless follow- up to Elizabeth Hand’s unforgettable, multiplestarred Illyria.


Radiant Days by Elizabeth Hand will be released by Viking Juvenile on April 12, 2012.

The premise of this book reminds me a bit of Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. I love books and movies that manage to blend contemporary and historical settings, and the possibility of exploring the line between madness and genius is always a bonus for me.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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