If you have family members, especially kids, who like to read fantasy, take heed: Two-time Minnesota Book Award winner Brian Farrey is publishing a new novel on Tuesday.
“I’m terrible at elevator pitches,” Farrey told host Cathy Wurzer, but he gave a summary of the new book anyway:
"The Counterclockwise Heart" is a coming-of-age story that follows two young protagonists in a magical kingdom as they try to decipher truth from the cloud of cultural assumptions that surrounds then.
Farrey loves coming up with the rules of a fantasy world, so much so that he can get lost in his projects: “Sometimes I find it hard to move on to the next world.”
Does Farrey have a pet peeve when it comes to fantasy writing? He isn’t the biggest fan of straightforward prophecies and chosen ones. In Farrey’s novels, prophecies are never quite what they seem.
“I’m a strong believer in: Write your own future,” he said.
Excited about “The Counterclockwise Heart”? Tuesday at 7 p.m., you can join Farrey and fellow Minnesota author Jacqueline West at a virtual book launch event through St. Paul’s Red Balloon Bookshop.
Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.
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