Penguin Books





A.S. King

In this Michael L. Printz Award-winning novel, five estranged cousins are lost in a maze of their family’s tangled secrets. Their grandparents, former potato farmers Gottfried and Marla Hemmings sit atop a million-dollar bank account—wealth they’ve refused to pass on to their adult children or their five teenage grandchildren. With inimitable surrealism, A.S. King shows how the rot beneath the surface of the Hemmings’ white suburban respectability destroys the family from within, and how one determined generation can dig its way out. The New York Times has called Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner King “one of the best YA writers working today.”