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287 pages, Mass Market Paperback
First published January 2, 2008
This is an intense and emotional story.
What happened to all of the years of carefully keeping to myself and staying out of trouble?
“You have a real gift for getting into trouble, don’t you? That was one thing I forgot when you left the pack.”
“How is any of this my fault?” I asked hotly.
He sighed. “I don’t know. Does it matter whose fault it is once you’re sitting in the middle of the frying pan?” He gave me a despairing look. “And as my father used to point out, you find your way into that frying pan way too often for it to be purely accidental.”
Nemane smiled suddenly, the expression flowing across her face, giving it a delicate beauty I hadn’t noticed before. “I like you,” she said to me. “You play an underhanded and subtle game—and like Coyote, you shake up the order of the world.” She laughed... Then, almost to herself, she murmured, “Perhaps…perhaps this won’t be a disaster after all.”
If I let them all treat me like I was broken, then how was I going to convince myself I wasn’t?