I was quite excited when I was asked to take part in the Eleanor blog tour as it was described to me as comparative to Neil Gaiman, whose writing I find to be infallible. I have to say Jason Gurley makes a very good comparison and his efforts in creating a unique and brilliant novel have succeeded. Eleanor is a brilliant piece of literature that I recommend to you all.
I was lucky enough to be able to ask Jason some questions about the book and he responded in video so please do enjoy!
Agnes’s daughter Eleanor is six years old. She shares her name with the grandmother she never knew and everything else with her identical twin, Esmerelda. But to Agnes, only Eleanor is a constant reminder of the past.
After a dark event leaves her family in tatters, Eleanor, now fourteen, is left caring for her alcoholic mother, whose grief has torn her apart. But when Eleanor’s reality begins to unravel, she starts to lose her grip on time itself, slipping from the present into strange other lands where she’s in danger of losing herself altogether.
If you’d like to visit any of the other stops on the Eleanor Blog Tour then here is a breakdown of every stop. Jason Gurley has written an incredible book with elements of magical realism that could very well be a diamond in the rough.