The eagerly anticipated sequel to The Night Tourist
“Will keep kids reading deep into the balmy nights ahead”
—Washington Post Book World
“An outstanding story with wide appeal”
“Readers should be drawn in by the complex relationships between Marsh’s protagonists and Jack’s continuing existential struggles, caught between the worlds of the living and the dead.”
After traveling to the underworld and back to the realm of the living, Jack Perdu tries hard to fit in at his new school—and to win the affections of his classmate Cora. In an effort to impress her, Jack leads Cora to the entrance of the underworld and makes a terrible mistake. Soon they have crossed the threshold—and there may be no getting back.
Like The Night Tourist, this exciting sequel blends together the modern-day world and mythology—this time cleverly introducing readers to the myth of Persephone and Eros.
Katherine Marsh is the Edgar Award-winning author of The Night Tourist and The Twilight Prisoner. She spent a decade as a journalist, including as a reporter for Rolling Stone and as managing editor of The New Republic. For her latest novel, Jepp, Who Defied the Stars, Katherine drew on her childhood fascination with the portraits of court dwarfs by Spanish painter Diego Velazquez. A New York native and a Yale graduate, she currently lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two children.