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A supernatural thriller following a girl whose idyllic small-town life on her family farm is disrupted after a mysterious blight begins killing the miracle crops her town is revered for; when the sickness spreads to the townspeople themselves, she must discover the truth of the blight's origin, even if it means digging up the twisted roots of her beloved home.
Expected publication: 2022 by Delacorte
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I had the EXTREME privilege of reading an early version of this book, and it's absolutely stunning. The writing is lyrical, lush, and evocative--even as Fraistat grosses you out, she will knock you senseless with how beautiful her command of language is. Set in a small town famous for its miracle crops (think rainbow-hued wheat and blue flesh melons), it strikes that perfect balance between total enchantment (who wouldn't want to live in Hollow's End??) and the eerie, creeping sense that somethi ...more
Ann Fraistat is an author, playwright, and narrative designer. She has co-authored plays including Romeo & Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending, as well as alternate reality games sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Born and raised in Maryland, Ann currently lives in Texas with her husband and ever-adorable cats, where she shelters in the shade by baking, gaming, and dreaming up stories about ...more
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