Cataveiro

Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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A shipwreck. And one lone survivor.

For political exile Taeo Ybanez, this could be his ticket home. Relations between the Antarcticans and the Patagonians are worse than ever, and to be caught on the wrong side could prove deadly.

For pilot and cartographer Ramona Callejas, the presence of the mysterious stranger is one more thing in the way of her saving her mother from a deadly disease.

All roads lead to Cataveiro, the city of fate and fortune, where their destinies will become intertwined and their futures cemented for ever...

REVIEWS:
“Swift has produced another beautifully-written novel.” (Civilian Reader)

"Cataveiro has a soulful, lonely quality as Taeo and Ramona embark on their missions, haunted by memories of the past and visions of what lies ahead ... an intriguing world to get lost in.” (SciFi Now)
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E. J. Swift is the author of OSIRIS, CATAVEIRO and TAMARUQ, known collectively as The Osiris Project trilogy. Her short fiction has been published in Interzone magazine, and appears in anthologies including The Best British Fiction 2013 and Pandemonium: The Lowest Heaven.

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Publisher
Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Published on
Mar 30, 2015
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781625671165
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
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