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Steep and Thorny Way

Cat Winters



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01 April 2016
Science fiction; Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's&YA); Cultural & Period Fantasy; Crime ; Young Adult; Sci-Fi Alternate History; Young Adult Horror
A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten. 1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred in even Hanalee's oldest friendships. Plus, her father, Hank Denney, died a year ago, hit by a drunk-driving teenager. Now her father's killer is out of jail and back in town, and he claims that Hanalee's father wasn't killed by the accident at all but, instead, was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him-who happens to be Hanalee's new stepfather. The only way for Hanalee to get the answers she needs is to ask Hank himself, a haint wandering the roads at night.
By:   Cat Winters
Imprint:   Amulet
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   500g
ISBN:   9781419719158
ISBN 10:   1419719157
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 April 2016
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cat Winters is the author of The Cure for Dreaming and In the Shadow of Blackbirds, which collected three starred reviews and was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award for debut YA fiction. She lives in Portland, Oregon. www.catwinters.com.

Reviews for Steep and Thorny Way

It was a beautiful book. With a beautiful story. I couldn't have loved it more than I did. The Steep and Thorny Way is one of a kind. Carina Olsen, Book Blogger

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