TITLE: Fellowship of the Fireflies
GENRE: Literary Fiction (Magical Realism)
Fifteen-year-old hemophiliac Stephen Hordsley enjoyed a magical life on his grandparent’s farm, the center of their universe after their daughter bled to death giving birth to him. When his grandfather dies and his grandmother grows feeble, he’s sent to live with his industrialist father. Creative talent wins Stephen a chair in the boardroom, but grief, competition from an insecure stepmother, ridicule at school and a spoiled half-brother make life so challenging, he attempts suicide. In a Children’s Hospital, he meets three extraordinary kids who read dream stories that parallel his life and reshape his perspective for the future.