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The Smell of Other People’s Houses
Agent: Molly Ker Hawn
Genre: Young Adult.
Wendy Lamb Books/Random House, Spring 2016. North American.
UK: Faber Children’s Books. Germany: Carlsen/ Königskinder
An American Booksellers Association “Indies Introduce” selection
THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES is a keenly observed novel about navigating adolescence in hostile environments; think Louise Erdrich meets Sherman Alexie.
Ruth misses her dad, dead in a plane crash in the Canadian forest, and she has a secret that will ruin her. Dora’s been taken in by her best friend’s family because her father will probably kill her when he gets out of jail. Hank and his brothers are running away from their mom's boyfriend, stowed away on a ferry to Alaska that will put one of them in terrible danger.
These teens—and others—won’t realize how much they need each other until they put their stories together. Because being a teenager in Alaska isn't like being a teenager anywhere else. Up here near the Arctic Circle, there are rules: Know your place. Don't get too big for your britches. And never, never think that life is going to be easy.
“Hitchcock’s debut resonates with the timeless quality of a classic. This is a fascinating character study—a poetic interweaving of rural isolation and coming-of-age.” —John Corey Whaley, Printz Award-winning author of Where Things Come Back
"An honest, gritty and moving portrait of growing up in Alaska. Only someone who knows and loves this place through and through could tell this story. From coastal rainforests to the salmon fishing grounds and on to the vast interior of Alaska, Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock follows the lives of teenagers who struggle against great odds to believe in themselves, redefine their ideas of family, and find each other. Do not expect a rose-tinted view. Hitchcock does not shy away from hard truths such as alcoholism and teenage pregnancy. But with its bunny boots, tough characters, fish slime, three-wheelers, kindness where you least expect it, and touch of romance, this book is Alaska. The poems from Alaskan writers and Rebecca Poulson’s woodcut prints are a beautiful addition.” —Eowyn Ivey, New York Times-bestselling author of The Snow Child
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock’s Bio:
The author, Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock,earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. Born and raised in Alaska and a longtime journalist for Alaska Public Radio, she spent ten years fishing commercially and raised her children on a boat in Southeast Alaska—bringing a rare authenticity to her writing about America's last frontier. She now lives in Lyons, Colorado, where she's slowly rebuilding her house after the catastrophic floods of September 2013. This is her first novel, originally sold on a brief partial manuscript to Wendy Lamb Books/Random House (NA) and Faber Children's Books (UK/Com).