The Strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender

The strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender is a beguiling journey into magic realism. Those readers who identify what it is like to be different and a little exceptional will understand the magic of this novel. The Strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender is like a traditional fairytale, combined with myth, mixed with generous but balanced helping of everyday reality. At the core of the novel are twins, Ava and Henry. Henry is mostly mute and Ava is a normal girl, with one exceptional feature. She was born with wings. Despite this magical feature her life remains bound and flightless until one cathartic and brutal moment. In an attempt to understand the strange and beautiful sorrows that prevail upon Ava’s life, the reader learns of several generations of the Roux family women and the strange lives and tangled loves that have carried through the generations.

These is the debut novel for Leslye Walton.