September 1, 2021
The Yaga siblings — Bellatine, a young woodworker, and Isaac, an actor and con artist — have been estranged since childhood. But when they receive a mysterious inheritance from their twice-great grandmother in Russia, the siblings reunite — only to discover that their bequest isn’t land or money, but something far stranger: a sentient house on chicken legs. Thistlefoot, as the house is called, has not arrived alone. A sinister figure known only as the Longshadow Man has tracked it to American shores, bearing violent generational secrets. As the Yagas embark with Thistlefoot on a final tour of their family’s traveling theater show, the Longshadow Man follows in destructive pursuit — until time, magic, and legacy must inevitably collide. An enchanted adventure illuminated by Jewish myth and adorned with lyrical prose as sweet as briar berries, Thistlefoot is an immersive modern fantasy saga by a bold new talent.