by Laure Dargelos
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Pub Date 01 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 15 Oct 2023
A delightful and unique story for every book lover who fancies an adventure with a dash of mystery.
In Ellipsis, a small and quiet town lying quite literally between the lines of a manuscript, life revolves around the Text. Every day, letters and punctuation marks are scrubbed, polished, and patched up to preserve the words the Author wrote – and abandoned – many years ago.
Unlike her fellow townspeople and their passion for all things literature, Prosperina Dash has embraced a career as a florist. But when she discovers a dead body at her shop and the foundations of Ellipsis start crumbling away for no apparent reason, she sets off to The Capital in a desperate attempt to save her town from collapsing.
Together with a Text-diving champion, a snobbish man who Capitalises Every Word, and a cufflink-eating flower, Prosperina finds herself entangled in a web of long-held secrets with an unknown killer in the centre of it.
Read the first paragraphs:
Chapter 1: Of Dashes and Hyphens
Number twelve, Metaphor Close, was the residence of the Dash family. With its pointy roof in the shape of a circumflex accent, it was the tallest building in the county, as well as the narrowest. It was, in fact, a former I that had been converted into a house. This alphabetical architecture was not unusual in the town of Ellipsis. The town was built on the outskirts of the Text, and, over the last quarter of a century, houses had sprouted up everywhere, held together with bricks and mortar, ink and random hyphenation.
The Dash branch of the family had originated two decades earlier when Field-Marshal Emdash married Primrose Endash. At the time, this marriage had caused a scandal, as it was unheard of for two families of such stature as the Emdashes and the Endashes to intermarry and combine their two august family names into one ghastly truncation. Over the years, as the dust settled on the unfortunate matter, their union was blessed with children. And of the three siblings, none attracted more attention than Prosperina Dash.
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/141878895-saving-ellipsis
A Note From the Publisher
The book is filled with colorful imagery and unique graphic effects (only available in the PDF format).
The author’s imagination is out of this world (…). This book was an absolute joy. RECOMMENDED BY MÉMOIRE7
The author has created an adventure that’s both madcap and tender; simply unforgettable ! Stunningly creative and engrossing, it features a witty protagonist who will make you laugh out loud. RECOMMENDED BY ATTITUDE
A novel that will charm any lover of books and literature. Whimsical, original and enchanting, it’s got adventure in spades, humor, and a touch of romance. All in all, a fantastic book. RECOMMENDED BY JMS
This is not your ordinary YA novel. It comes with a burst of craziness, a dash of humor and emotion. RECOMMENDED BY CULTURA PUILBOREAU