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The Peculiar

by Stefan Bachmann

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 10, 2012 | Hardcover |

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Don''t get yourself noticed and you won''t get yourself hanged.

In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings-Peculiars-and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.

One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley-Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed.

First he''s noticed by the lady in plum herself, then by something darkly magical and mysterious, by Jack Box and the Raggedy Man, by the powerful Mr. Lickerish . . . and by Arthur Jelliby, a young man trying to slip through the world unnoticed, too, and who, against all odds, offers Bartholomew friendship and a way to belong.

Part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy, part steampunk adventure, The Peculiar is Stefan Bachmann''s riveting, inventive, and unforgettable debut novel.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 1.18 in

Published: September 10, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062195182

ISBN - 13: 9780062195180

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The Peculiar

The Peculiar

by Stefan Bachmann

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 1.18 in

Published: September 10, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062195182

ISBN - 13: 9780062195180

About the Book

A changeling suddenly finds himself at the center of a web of intrigue and danger when he is stalked by a sinister faery.

From the Publisher

Don''t get yourself noticed and you won''t get yourself hanged.

In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings-Peculiars-and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.

One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley-Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed.

First he''s noticed by the lady in plum herself, then by something darkly magical and mysterious, by Jack Box and the Raggedy Man, by the powerful Mr. Lickerish . . . and by Arthur Jelliby, a young man trying to slip through the world unnoticed, too, and who, against all odds, offers Bartholomew friendship and a way to belong.

Part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy, part steampunk adventure, The Peculiar is Stefan Bachmann''s riveting, inventive, and unforgettable debut novel.

About the Author

Stefan Bachmann is a writer and musician. He was born in Colorado and now lives with his family in Zurich, Switzerland, where he attends the Zurich Conservatory. He began writing The Peculiar in 2010, when he was sixteen years old.

Editorial Reviews

?Bachmann?s prose is beautiful, and his story is swift, strong, and entertaining. Highly recommended. I can?t wait to see what Bachmann writes next.? (CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle))
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