TJ Klune | Paperback | July 2021
An uplifting, heartwarming tale that's become a New York Times, USA Today and Washington Post bestseller.
'I loved it. It is like being wrapped up in a big gay blanket. Simply perfect'
V.E. Schwab, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
He expected nothing. But they gave him everything . . .
Linus Baker leads a quiet life. At forty, he has a tiny house with a devious cat and his beloved records for company. And at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, he’s spent many dull years monitoring their orphanages.
Then one day, Linus is summoned by Extremely Upper Management and given a highly classified assignment. He must travel to an orphanage where six dangerous children reside, including the Antichrist. There, Linus must somehow determine if they could bring on the end of days. But their guardian, charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, will do anything to protect his wards. As Arthur and Linus grow ever closer, Linus must choose between duty and his dreams.
An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place – and realizing that family could be yours.
'Likely to cause heart-swelling' – The Washington Post
'A modern fairy tale . . . It's a beautiful book'– Charlaine Harris, no.1 New York Times bestselling author
'Touching, tender, and truly delightful' – Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless
TJ KLUNE is a Lambda Literary Award-winning author and an ex-claims examiner for an insurance company. Being queer himself, TJ believes it’s important—now more than ever—to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories.