Dirty Wings

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Dirty Wings

By Sarah McCarry

St. Martin's Griffin, Hardcover, 9781250049384, 280pp.

Publication Date: July 15, 2014


A "Kirkus Reviews" Best Teen Book of 2014

In "Dirty Wings "by Sarah McCarry, Maia is a teenage piano prodigy and dutiful daughter, imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents' house like a princess in an ivory tower. Cass is a street rat, witch, and runaway, scraping by with her wits and her knack for a five-fingered discount. When a chance encounter brings the two girls together, an unlikely friendship blossoms that will soon change the course of both their lives. Cass springs Maia from the jail of the only world she's ever known, and Maia's only too happy to make a break for it. But Cass didn't reckon on Jason, the hypnotic blue-eyed rocker who'd capture Maia's heart as soon as Cass set her free--and Cass isn't the only one who's noticed Maia's extraordinary gifts. Is Cass strong enough to battle the ancient evil she's unwittingly awakened--or has she walked into a trap that will destroy everything she cares about? In this time, like in any time, love is a dangerous game.

About the Author
Sarah McCarry was born in Seattle and lives in Brooklyn. She is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony fellowship and has written for "Glamour," "The Stranger" newspaper, the Rumpus, and Tor.com. She is the editor and publisher of Guillotine, a nonfiction chapbook series focused on revolutionary nonfiction.

Praise For Dirty Wings

"Sarah McCarry's strange and gorgeous punk fairytales make magic accessible and imbue the everyday with the weight of myth. A joyous and heartbreaking journey to the dangerous crossroads of friendship and love, Dirty Wings left me in awe."--Bennett Madison, author of September Girls

"We all talk about the next Francesca Lia Block, but Sarah McCarry is it.  This is the kind of fevered and subversive story that teenage girls will pass around.  Sarah McCarry is the patron saint of girls on the edge."--Erica Lorraine Scheidt, author of Uses for Boys Praise for All Our Pretty Songs "McCarry's beautifully rich narrative is smooth and seductive...effortlessy dropping references to authors from Rousseau to Block...Goths and romantics both will eagerly await the second installment of this suspenseful planned trilogy."--Booklist (starred review)

“Haunting, otherworldly and heartbreaking.” —Kirkus (starred review)

All Our Pretty Songs is a gorgeous, haunting tale of love and loss that manages not only to be deeply passionate, but desperately tender. The prose melts in your mouth.” —Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series