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Dirty Wings

by Sarah McCarry

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In Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry, Maia is a teenage piano prodigy and dutiful daughter, imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents' house like a princess in an ivory tower. Cass is a street rat, witch, and runaway, scraping by with her wits and her knack for a five-fingered discount. When a chance encounter brings the two girls together, an unlikely friendship blossoms that will soon change the course of both their lives. Cass springs Maia from the jail of the only world she's ever known, and Maia's only too happy to make a break for it. 

But Cass didn't reckon on Jason, the hypnotic blue-eyed rocker who'd capture Maia's heart as soon as Cass set her free - and Cass isn't the only one who's noticed Maia's extraordinary gifts. Is Cass strong enough to battle the ancient evil she's unwittingly awakened - or has she walked into a trap that will destroy everything she cares about?  In this time, like in any time, love is a dangerous game.

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"Starred Review. A breathtaking companion volume, fully readable on its own and devastating in the context of its predecessor. 14-18 year olds." - Kirkus

"Sarah McCarry's strange and gorgeous punk fairytales make magic accessible and imbue the everyday with the weight of myth. A joyous and heartbreaking journey to the dangerous crossroads of friendship and love, Dirty Wings left me in awe." - Bennett Madison, author of September Girls

"This is the kind of fevered and subversive story that teenage girls will pass around. Sarah McCarry is the patron saint of girls on the edge." - Erica Lorraine Scheidt, author of Uses for Boys

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Sarah McCarry

Sarah McCarry was born in Seattle and lives in Brooklyn. She is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony fellowship and has written for Glamour, The Stranger newspaper, the Rumpus, and Tor.com. She is the editor and publisher of Guillotine, a nonfiction chapbook series focused on revolutionary nonfiction.

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