Wisp of a thing
Wisp of a Thing: a unique contemporary fantasy where magic is hidden in plain sight and age-old rivalries simmer just beneath the surface
Alex Bledsoe's The Hum and the Shiver was named one of the Best Fiction Books by Kirkus Reviews. Now Bledsoe returns to the isolated ridges and hollows of the Smoky Mountains to spin an equally enchanting tale of music and fairy magic older than the hills.
Touched by a very public tragedy, musician Rob Quillen comes to Cloud County, Tennessee, in search of a song that might ease his aching heart. All he knows of the mysterious and reclusive Tufa is what he has read on the Internet: They are an enigmatic clan of swarthy, black-haired mountain people whose historical roots are lost in myth and controversy. Some people say that when the first white settlers came to the Appalachians centuries ago, they found the Tufa already there. Others hint thatTufa blood brings special gifts.
Rob finds both music and mystery in the mountains. Close-lipped locals guard their secrets, even as Rob gets caught up in a subtle power struggle he can't begin to comprehend. A vacationing wife goes missing, raising suspicions of foul play, and a strange feral girl runs wild in the woods, howling in the night like a lost spirit.
Change is coming to Cloud County, and only the night wind knows what part Rob will play when the last leaf falls from the Widow's Tree...and a timeless curse must be broken at last.
Enter the captivating world of the fae in Alex Bledsoe's Tufa novels
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Bledsoe, A. (2013). Wisp of a thing. First edition. New York, NY: Tor.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)
Bledsoe, Alex. 2013. Wisp of a Thing. New York, NY: Tor.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)
Bledsoe, Alex, Wisp of a Thing. New York, NY: Tor, 2013.MLA Citation (style guide)
Bledsoe, Alex. Wisp of a Thing. First edition. New York, NY: Tor, 2013. Print.
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