Giveaway: Smoke by Dan Vyleta (US Only)

Giveaway: Smoke by Dan Vyleta (US Only)

 

Smoke

by Dan Vyleta

Release Date: May 24, 2016

Publisher: Doubleday

 

About the Book

England. A century ago, give or take a few years.
 
An England where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours forth from their bodies, a sign of their fallen state. The aristocracy do not smoke, proof of their virtue and right to rule, while the lower classes are drenched in sin and soot. An England utterly strange and utterly real.
 
An elite boarding school where the sons of the wealthy are groomed to take power as their birthright. Teachers with mysterious ties to warring political factions at the highest levels of government.  Three young people who learn everything they’ve been taught is a lie—knowledge that could cost them their lives. A grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms and hidden laboratories. A love triangle. A desperate chase. Revolutionaries and secret police. Religious fanatics and coldhearted scientists. Murder. A London filled with danger and wonder. A tortured relationship between a mother and a daughter, and a mother and a son. Unexpected villains and unexpected heroes. Cool reason versus passion. Rich versus poor. Right versus wrong, though which is which isn’t clear.
 
This is the world of Smoke, a narrative tour de force, a tale of Dickensian intricacy and ferocious imaginative power, richly atmospheric and intensely suspenseful.

Read our YABC reviews here: YABC Reviews for SMOKE

 

About the Author

DAN VYLETA is the son of Czech refugees who emigrated to Germany in the late 1960s. He holds a Ph.D. in history from King’s College, Cambridge. Vyleta is the author of three novels, Pavel & I, The Quiet Twin, which was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and The Crooked Maid, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the J.I. Segal Award. An inveterate migrant, Vyleta has lived in Germany, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. He currently resides in Stratford-upon-Avon in England.

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Giveaway Details

2 winners will each receive a copy of the book.

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Kara S on Saturday, 04 June 2016 02:08

I've been looking forward to reading this book for a while based on reviews I've read -- great cover, but I think much greater read can be hoped! THanks so much for this gem of a giveaway!!!!Cheers, Kara S

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I've been looking forward to reading this book for a while based on reviews I've read -- great cover, but I think much greater read can be hoped! THanks so much for this gem of a giveaway!!!!:):):)Cheers, Kara S
BookFanatic on Sunday, 05 June 2016 20:59

The cover on this book is beautiful but the synopsis is even more eye catching to me. I love how its historical but with a fantasy twist to it with the smoke. I can't wait to read it.

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The cover on this book is beautiful but the synopsis is even more eye catching to me. I love how its historical but with a fantasy twist to it with the smoke. I can't wait to read it. :o
Clarissa on Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:45

The cover is very nice. The art looks perfect for this book. It sounds amazing!

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The cover is very nice. The art looks perfect for this book. It sounds amazing!
Kimberly on Thursday, 16 June 2016 06:37

This book sounds amazing and the cover reminds me of some of Monet's paintings.

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This book sounds amazing and the cover reminds me of some of Monet's paintings.
Linda Romer on Friday, 17 June 2016 08:30

Smoke sounds like a great read and the cover is great! Thank you

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Smoke sounds like a great read and the cover is great! Thank you
stephanie bondlow on Sunday, 19 June 2016 17:39

That is a brilliant cover and story!

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That is a brilliant cover and story!
Daniela on Thursday, 23 June 2016 14:10

It is a really great cover, and the story sounds really interesting! I'm excited for this giveaway!

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It is a really great cover, and the story sounds really interesting! I'm excited for this giveaway!
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 26 June 2016 13:48

The cover matches the synopsis. I love historical fiction and this one sounds like it has ppowerful, rich writing like castle tapestries.

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The cover matches the synopsis. I love historical fiction and this one sounds like it has ppowerful, rich writing like castle tapestries.
Eddie Black on Monday, 27 June 2016 21:51

You had me at "secrets lurking in attics"--who can resist a book with an attic. Seriously.

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You had me at "secrets lurking in attics"--who can resist a book with an attic. Seriously. :)
Nicole Wetherington on Saturday, 02 July 2016 23:52

Love the cover!

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Love the cover!

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