Why buy this book?
- If you enjoyed the originality, fun and throught provoking nature of STRAY - hold on to your hat. Things just got even better.
- More danger, more secrets, more revelations - more genius from the intelligent and original Ms Hesse
About the book
I wish I could know my real name.
The thought appeared in her mind unbidden, an unexpected guest at the door. That's what she wished for. Her name. Not Lona, which was the arbitrary conglomeration of letters assigned by the Julian Path when she was an infant. But her real name. The one her mother intended for her in the hours before she relinquished custody of her newborn daughter to a government program. The one that signified someone had cared about her. That name.
Lona watched as one of the candles listed slowly to the right, a snowbank of white frosting piling up against its side.
I wish I could know my real mother, too.
There. That's the wish she wanted more than anything. The wish that was too extravagant to say out loud. It could only be conceived of in secret, on birthdays.
Before she could take it back, she drew in a breath and blew. Seventeen candles went out, leaving pufts of smoke and the smell of wax and sulfur. The eighteenth flickered, but eventually it died too and the kitchen was bathed in gray.
Letter from the editor
Resonant of ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, this thought-provoking novel startled and fascinated me and exposed a clever and original writing talent in Monica. For anyone who has ever wished they'd been born someone else, this is a must read!
Emily Thomas, Publisher
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