When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought he would find safety and security in the local graveyard?
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Publishing; 2009|
When Fat Charlie's dad dropped dead on a karaoke stage, all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting. Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion -- he is able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil.
Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall. Here, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and for the coveted prize of her hand, Tristran vows to retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath that sends him into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining...