The Different Girl (Hardcover)
Dutton Books, 9780525425977, 230pp.
Publication Date: February 21, 2013
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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
Gordon Dahlquist is a graduate of Reed College and Columbia University s School of the Arts. He worked for several years writing and directing plays, including "Messalina "(Evidence Room, Los Angeles: SPF, New York), and "Delirium Palace "(Evidence Room, Los Angeles; published in "Breaking Ground"), both of which received a Garland Playwriting Award."
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