'Fantastically imagined... Only a heart of glass would be unmoved.'
- New York Times Book Review
Strange things are happening on the remote and snowbound archipelago of St Hauda's Land. Unusual winged creatures flit around icy bogland; albino animals hide themselves in the snow-glazed woods; jellyfish glow in the ocean's depths… and Ida Maclaird is slowly turning into glass.
A mysterious and frightening metamorphosis has befallen Ida – she is slowly turning into glass, from the feet up. She returns to St Hauda's Land, where she believes the glass first took hold, in the vain hope of finding the one man who might just be able to cure her...
Midas Crook is a young loner, who has lived on the islands his entire life. When he meets Ida, something about her sad, defiant spirit pierces his emotional defences. As Midas helps Ida come to terms with her affliction, she gradually unpicks the knots of his heart, and they begin to fall in love…
What they need most is time – and time is slipping away fast. Will they find a way to stave off the spread of the glass? The Girl with Glass Feet is a dazzlingly imaginative and gripping first novel, a love story to treasure.
Follow the links below to see what people are saying about the novel, or to browse interviews, drawings and much more on Ali Shaw's blog.
THE GIRL WITH GLASS FEET
DRAWINGS FOR FAIRY STORIES
The Girl with Glass Feet is available from the following publishers
Fazi Editore (Italy)
GUERRA & pAZ
Bra Böcker (Sweden)
An audiobook is available from