Young Adult, historical fiction, coming from Abrams/Amulet, March 20th, 2018.
The town of Glory is famous for two things: businesses that front for seedy, if not illegal, enterprises and the suicides that happen along the Indigo River. Marsden is desperate to escape the “bed-and-breakfast” where her mother works as a prostitute—and where her own fate has been decided—and she wants to give her little sister a better life. But escape means money, which leads Mars to skimming the bodies that show up along the Indigo River. It’s there that she runs into Jude, who has secrets of his own and whose brother’s suicide may be linked to Mars’s own sordid family history. As they grow closer, the two unearth secrets that could allow them to move forward . . . or chain them to the Indigo forever.
(Cover art: Neil Swaab)
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Advance praise for ALONG THE INDIGO:
“Rarely is a book both heart-warming and heart-wrenching. Along The Indigo manages both.” – Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species and the Not a Drop to Drink series
“Atmosphere for ages and gorgeous, lyrical prose—I’m still haunted.” – Ellen Oh, author of The Dragon King Chronicles series
“You want Marsden to win from the very first page to the last. Her story digs beneath your skin, and you tumble and fall with her as she figures out who she is, first love, and how to get all the things she wants. Indigo grabs your heart immediately, and never lets go!” – Dhonielle Clayton, author of The Belles series and co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things series
Book deal announcement for ALONG THE INDIGO on PW here.