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The Night Tourist

By Katherine Marsh

The Night Tourist
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  • Hardcover: Sep 2007,
    240 pages.
    Paperback: Sep 2008,
    256 pages.

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The Night Tourist weaves together New York City’s secret history and its modern-day landscape to create a highly vivid ghost world, full of magical adventure and page-turning action

Meet the aptly named Jack Perdu, a lonely 14-year-old who lost his mother in a mysterious, freak accident 8 years earlier. He and his father live on the campus of Yale University where his father is an archaeology professor. Jack leads a quiet life, spending his free time helping one of the Classics professors with his translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, until the fateful day when Jack gets knocked down by a car and starts seeing what he later understands are ghosts. A couple of days later, his father sends him to New York to visit a mysterious doctor; on the way home he meets a young female ghost named Euri in the whispering gallery of Grand Central Station and travels into the Manhattan underworld with her - not the underground but the underworld ...

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