Another Faust

Another Faust

By Daniel Nayeri; Dina Nayeri

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763648343, 387pp.

Publication Date: August 10, 2010

A devilish debut by a brother-sister team invites us into the world of the elite Marlowe School, where some gifted students are having a hell of a year.
One night, in cities all across Europe, five children vanish only to appear, years later, at an exclusive New York party with a strange and elegant governess. Rumor and mystery follow the Faust teenagers to the city's most prestigious high school, where they soar to suspicious heights with the help of their benefactor's extraordinary "gifts." But as the students claw their way up reading minds, erasing scenes, stopping time, stealing power, seducing with artificial beauty they start to suffer the sideeffects of their own addictions. And as they make further deals with the devil, they uncover secrets more shocking than their most unforgivable sins. At once chilling and wickedly satirical, this contemporary reimagining of the Faustian bargain is a compelling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption.

About the Author
Daniel Nayeri is the author of several books for young readers, including "Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow: Four Novellas". He lives with his family in Queens, New York.

Dina Nayeri est nee en 1979, en meme temps que la revolution iranienne, et a vecu a Ispahan une dizaine d annees avant de fuir son pays pour s'installer aux Etats-Unis. Diplomee de Harvard et de Princeton, elle a exerce divers metierspuis s'estconsacree a l ecriture. son premier roman "Une pincee de terre et e mer" est publie dans plus de dix pays.