Synopses & Reviews
In this novel set prior to Weetzie Bat, teenager Dirk McDonald, Weetzie's best pal, has always known he is gay. What he doesn't know is how to tell his grandma Fifiuntil one night, when all the wild and powerful story-images from the past begin to flow out of a magic lamp. "Fleshing out one of the colorful characters introduced in Weetzie Bat, Block displays the brilliant, original vision that makes all her books unforgettable."K. "Here, more purposefully than ever before, Block weaves a safety net of words for readers longing to feel at home with themselves."SLJ.
Best Books of 1995 (Publishers Weekly)
1996 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
Finalist, Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Award for Lit. 1996 (ALA)
1996 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)
About the Author
Francesca Lia Block is the acclaimed author of the Los Angeles Times
best-sellers 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,
and The Hanged Man.
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,