MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In A Wounded Name, Dot Hutchison’s dark and sensuous debut novel, published by Carolrhoda Lab™, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, young adult readers meet sixteen-year-old Ophelia Castellan. Her name may be familiar to readers of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but her story is an unexpected one.
“At once strange and wonderful, sensual and gripping, A Wounded Name invades the mind like madness. Hutchison's lush, atmospheric prose and taut storytelling breathe new life into this classic play.”
Though she tries to blend in at Elsinore Academy, Ophelia will never be just a typical student, thanks to her tendency to see ghosts. Even when she takes her pills, the bean sidhe, her otherworldly kin, beckon to her, reminding her of a promise to her dead mother.
Now, in the wake of the Headmaster's sudden death, the academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can no longer ignore the fae. Especially once she starts seeing the Headmaster's ghosts—two of them—on the school grounds.
At the center of her crumbling world is Dane, the Headmaster's grieving son. But he is no less tormented than she. Consumed by suspicion, rage, and madness, he spirals toward a tragic fate—dragging Ophelia, and the rest of Elsinore, with him. Yet even in the face of certain death, Ophelia has a choice to make—and a promise to keep.
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"At once strange and wonderful, sensual and gripping, A Wounded Name invades the mind like madness. Hutchison's lush, atmospheric prose and taut storytelling breathe new life into this classic play." —Victoria Schwab, author of The Near Witch and The Archived
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About the Author
Dot Hutchison has worked in retail, taught at a Boy Scout camp, and fought in human combat chessboards, but she's most grateful that she can finally call writing work. She currently lives in Florida. This is her debut novel.
About the Publisher
Carolrhoda Lab™ is dedicated to distinctive, provocative, boundary-pushing fiction for teens. Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles for children and young adults.
$17.95 Hardcover, Jacketed
320 Pages ● 5 ½ x 8 ½
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