Synopses & Reviews
After the death of her father, Laurel is haunted by a legacy of family secrets, hidden shame, and shattered glass. Immersing herself in the heady rhythms of a city that is like something wild, caged, and pacing, Laurel tries to lose herself. But when she runs away from the past, she discovers a passion so powerful, it brings her roundabout and face-to-face with the demons she wants to avoid.
In a stunning departure from her enormously popular Weetzie Bat books, Francesca Lia Block weaves a darkly exhilarating tale of shattered passions and family secrets.
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
About the Author
Francesca Lia Block is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestsellers The Rose and The Beast, Violet &Claire, and Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat books, as well as I Was a Teenage Fairy, Girl Goddess #9, The Hanged Man, Echo, and Nymph. Her work has been translated into seven different languages and is published around the world. She made her dazzling entrance onto the literary scene with her debut novel Weetzie Bat in 1989. Ms. Block lives in Los Angeles with her husband, her daughter and son, and Two Dogs.