by Libba Bray
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Format: Large paperbac
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Youn
Teen Fiction. US: Little, Brown Books for Youn. Large paperbac. Excellent. Book Descripti on ADVANCED READING COPY--NORMALLY NOT FOR SALE Evie O'Neill has been exi led from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running wit h glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklor e, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy C rawlies." Editorial Reviews From School Library Journal Gr 10 Up-Set in 192 0s New York City, this literary tour-de-force from Printz Award-winner Bray offers grand themes, complex characters, and suspense. After her secret gi ft for divining information from objects lands her in trouble, 17-year-old Evangeline O'Neill is sent from Ohio to live with her uncle, who runs a mus eum specializing in folklore and the occult in Manhattan. Evie is a quintes sential flapper: not really bad, but rebellious and yearning to fly free of her Babbitt-like existence. Although she starts out her new life like the party girl she was back home, her pursuits become more serious when her unc le is asked to help solve a series of strange murders. She crosses paths wi th Memphis Campbell, a black numbers runner in Harlem, whose power to heal by laying on hands failed him when he tried to save his mother. Other chara cters include a homosexual composer who meets people in dreams, a Ziegfeld girl with a past, a pickpocket searching for his family, and a young resear.