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Tulk applies [a] musical structure to give Shadows & Wings a rhythm and lyricism that is both engaging and enchanting ... [Her] careful and sensitive exploration of the frightening changes beginning in 1930s Germany is one of [its] strong points ...This beautifully written novel encapsulates the very real problem of collective guilt amongst German youth ... poetic and beautifully written - Antipodes

... emotionally effective... heart wrenching... well-told double story... -
Indie Reader - 4.5 Stars

This book is so tender, so raw, and yet indescribably lovely. Shadows & Wings is absolute magic. - San Francisco Book Review - 4.5 Stars

... impressive first novel ... vivid, heartfelt ... a writer of great gift and high promise. - BlueInk

Exquisitely written, exceptionally engaging, and deeply thoughtful. - ForeWord

Through its wonderful descriptions and complex characterization Shadows and Wings is a book that can make a reader reflect on their influence and their understanding of the world. - Portland Book Review

Shadows & Wings is a well crafted, well written book which engages both emotion and intellect. It has a combination of all the ingredients that make for a best seller. - BlogCritics



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* Shadows & Wings is now available in paperback and Kindle format from our Amazon Store!

* Hoboken, NJ - Reading & Author Signing at Symposia Bookstore & Community Center.
Sunday, May 5. 3pm - 5pm.
510 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030.

* Niki Tulk is to preview her debut literary fiction novel, Shadows & Wings in Athens, GA.

* Athens, GA - Book Preview & Author Signing at Avid Bookshop.
Sunday, March 10. 3pm - 4pm.
493 Prince Avenue. Athens, GA 30601.


Shadows & Wings - Synopsis

Tomas, a cellist and dreamer, denies the devastating changes happening in 1930’s Germany—until he is drafted into Hitler’s Wehrmacht. Many years later, having emigrated to Australia, he raises his granddaughter Lara to love music and birds. He also chooses to hide from her a terrible secret.

When her beloved Opa dies, 22 year-old Lara receives a shadow box of mysterious ornaments that force her to confront his past. Seeking to understand his years of silence, and to find a way through her own grief, she travels to Germany—the objects her only guide.

Shadows & Wings is a novel of cyclic journeys between hemispheres, the connections between ourselves and those we can never know, and the haunting power of art, love and dreams.

* Shortlisted for the Australian CAL Scribe Fiction Prize.



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This is very beautiful and deeply sensitive writing.With characters affected by nameless forces, the text reads as fable and allegory, and at times evokes the nightmarish sense one gets from reading Kafka. Other sections have something of the quality, in written form, of Shaun Tan’s masterly graphic novel, The Arrival. - ARNOLD ZABLE (author of Jewels and Ashes, Café Scheherazade, and Sea of Many Returns)



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