The Different Girl

The Different Girl

By Gordon Dahlquist

Dutton Books, Hardcover, 9780525425977, 230pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2013

Veronika. Caroline. Isobel. Eleanor. One blond, one brunette, one redhead, one with hair black as tar. Four otherwise identical girls who spend their days in sync, tasked to learn. But when May, a very different kind of girl--the lone survivor of a recent shipwreck--suddenly and mysteriously arrives on the island, an unsettling mirror is about to be held up to the life the girls have never before questioned.
Sly and unsettling, Gordon Dahlquist's timeless and evocative storytelling blurs the lines between contemporary and sci-fi with a story that is sure to linger in readers' minds long after the final page has been turned.

About the Author
Playwright Gordon Dahlquist was born in the Pacific Northwest and lives in New York City. This is his first novel.

Praise For The Different Girl

"Veronika’s simple, sometimes profound first-person narration explores the nature of identity and what it means to be human in an oddly touching story of a future world." - The Horn Book

"...[an] unusal and enigmatic science-fiction outing...Most intriguing." - Kirkus Reviews