New Release Books by Abigail Tarttelin

Abigail Tarttelin is the author of Dead Girls (2019), Flick (2015), Golden Boy (2014) and The Atria Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag (2013).

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Dead Girls

release date: Oct 15, 2019
Dead Girls
"Abigail Tarttelin is a fearless writer." --Emily St. John Mandel From the award-winning author of Golden Boy, a riveting novel that traces one girl''s journey to understand what happened to her best friend, and what it might mean to be a girl. Eastcastle, England in the late 1990s is a peaceful, rural community where children disappear into wheat fields to play until nightfall. There are no mobile phones and no cause to worry. For families, it''s a place that allows the ultimate freedom, and this is the way eleven-year-old Thera Wilde and her friends are brought up: free. So when Thera''s best friend goes missing, Thera assumes Billie is off on another adventure. Then detectives come to question Thera at school, and she realises the worst has happened. Thera starts to ask, what is a pervert? Why are girls particularly at risk? And why do the men around her think she''s theirs to touch? Questions the adults around her don''t want to answer. Meanwhile, Billie has entered the realm of the dead girls; the girls that go missing and who no one finds. Does Thera really see her ghost, or is she hallucinating, mentally marked by the horror of losing her friend? The investigation continues. The rural police are slow, and overwhelmed by the unexpected nature of the case. Urged on by what she believes to be Billie''s ghost, Thera decides to find out what happened to her friend. It''s the 90s. Girls can do anything. Thera will hunt down the killer herself. An authentic, tender portrayal of a young girl''s grief and determination in the face of unbearable loss, as well as a smart, suspenseful exploration of how we talk to young girls about the men who would hurt them. Dead Girls is Tarttelin''s riveting, fiercely feminist follow up to critically-acclaimed LAMBDA Finalist and ALEX Award winner, Golden Boy.

Flick

release date: May 19, 2015
Flick
My name is Flick and these are my images of my disconnected life, my forgettable weeks and unforgettable weekends. I am one of the disaffected youth. Marooned by a lack of education (and lack of anything better to do), Will Flicker, a.k.a. "Flick," spends most days pondering the artistry behind being a stoner, whether Pepsi is better than Coke, and how best to get clear of his tiny, one-horse suburb. But Flick senses there''s something else out there waiting for him, and the sign comes in the form of the new girl in town-a confident, unconventionally beautiful girl named Rainbow. As their relationship develops, Flick finds himself torn between the twisted loyalty he feels to his old life and the pull of freedom that Rainbow represents. The story unfolds in a small factory town in northern England, where bleak and sometimes treacherous circumstances make the taste of a love affair even sweeter.

Golden Boy

release date: Aug 19, 2014
Golden Boy
Presenting themselves to the world as an effortlessly excellent family, successful criminal lawyer Karen, her Parliament candidate husband and her intelligent athlete son, Max, find their world crumbling in the wake of a friend''s betrayal and the secret about Max''s intersexual identity.

The Atria Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag

release date: Jun 04, 2013
The Atria Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag
The Atria Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag: A free collection of thirteen excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers. There’s nothing that goes better with beach season than a delicious novel. With that in mind, we present Atria’s Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag: a free collection of 13 excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers. Selections include: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwartz Five Days by Douglas Kennedy Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley With All My Love by Patricia Scanlon The Mouse-Proof Kitchen by Saira Shah The Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown Waiting for Jules by Tamara N. Houston No matter whether you’re on a plane traveling to your getaway destination or on your couch planted firmly in front of the air conditioner, we’ve got a great story guaranteed to whisk you away on a reading vacation.
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