Last Dance at the Frosty Queen (Mass Market Paperback)

By Richard Uhlig

Laurel Leaf, 9780440239840, 368pp.

Publication Date: December 9, 2008

List Price: 6.99*
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On the dock of a lake in a tiny town at the corner of Nowhere & Nowhere, he sits counting the seconds until his high school graduation at which point Arthur M. Flood intends to leave his hick life far behind in the brown Kansas dust. That's the plan. Until . . . up from the lake's muddy depths swims a girl. She's not a mermaid, but she is the one who shakes up Arty's life, makes him mad and mad for her, and helps him find a pathway to his past, his future, and where his heart truly lies.
Teens will recognize their own emotional landscape in this steamy, funny, coming-of-age tale in which the heart tries to hide, only to be utterly exposed by love and lust, lost and found.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Rick Uhlig says you wouldn t want to know how close his actual childhood town was to "Last Dance" s somewhat fictional Harker City. Married to his high school sweetheart, Rick is an avid international traveller and the father of two young children. He now lives in New York City."

Praise For Last Dance at the Frosty Queen

“Uhlig’s evocation of small-town life is perfect . . . echoed in changes, at turns poignant and dramatic.”—School Library Journal

“Raging hormones, angsty rants and reckless behavior fuel this accomplished black comedy.”—Publishers Weekly