About a Girl

About a Girl Cover

About a Girl

By Sarah McCarry

St. Martin's Griffin, Hardcover, 9781250068620, 272pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2015


Eighteen-year-old Tally is absolutely sure of everything: her genius, the love of her adoptive family, the loyalty of her best friend, Shane, and her future career as a Nobel prize-winning astronomer. There's no room in her tidy world for heartbreak or uncertainty or the charismatic, troubled mother who abandoned her soon after she was born. But when a sudden discovery upends her fiercely ordered world, Tally sets out on an unexpected quest to seek out the reclusive musician who may hold the key to her past and instead finds Maddy, an enigmatic and beautiful girl who will unlock the door to her future. The deeper she falls in love with Maddy, the more Tally begins to realize that the universe is bigger and more complicated than she ever imagined. Can Tally face the truth about her family and find her way home in time to save herself from its consequences?

"About a Girl" is the powerful and entrancing conclusion to Sarah McCarry's Metamorphoses trilogy.

About the Author
Sarah McCarry was born in Seattle. She is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony fellowship and has written for "Glamour", "The Stranger" newspaper, the Huffington Post Books Blog, and Tor.com. She has published essays in "Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation "(Seal Press) and "Voices of a New Generation: A Feminist Anthology "(Prentice Hall). Since 1999, she s written and produced the zine "Glossolalia"; it s currently in the permanent collections of libraries across the country, including Columbia University, Barnard College, the Multnomah County Public Library, and the San Francisco Public Library. In August of 2009 she started the personal blog www.therejectionist.com. The blog currently has over a thousand followers and gets over 20,000 hits a month. She has bicycled alone across two continents and worked as a domestic violence advocate, a circus performer, a clearcut surveyor, an archivist, and a letterpress printer. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of "All Our Pretty Songs", "Dirty Wings", and "About a Girl".

Praise For About a Girl
"Classic mythology runs through Sarah McCarry's tales...only now the Siren Song is a punk rock scream, the Jealous God lives in a Manhattan apartment, and the Lost Heroine has particle physics and cosmology to guide her home. "About A Girl" is fierce, surprising, sexy, and always intelligent." --Meg Howrey, author of "Blind Sight" and "The Cranes Dance"

"Haunting, evocative, razor-sharp. Full of heart, heartache, wonder and hope--and so much more. "About a Girl" is a brilliant and fearless novel by a brilliant and fearless writer. A must-read." --Courtney Summers, author of "This is Not a Test" and the forthcoming "All the Rage"