Fingers

Fingers

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Eighteen-year-old Sam has always been jealous of his younger brother, Humphrey, the famous “wonder child” pianist. But now that Humphrey is fifteen, the one-time child prodigy isn’t able to get any more bookings. Sam’s mother refuses to accept that Humphrey’s career is over and devises a scheme to recapture his fame: Sam will compose “new works” by a long dead gypsy composer, and they will tell the world that the composer is dictating the music to Humphrey from the grave. The scheme is a wild success—until some ghostly occurrences convince Sam that the spirit of the dead composer has actually taken over Humphrey’s fingers. Have Sam and his family unleashed a force from beyond the grave?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 197 pages
  • 106.7 x 167.6 x 20.3mm | 90.72g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765353490
  • 9780765353498

About William Sleator

For more than thirty years, William Sleator has thrilled readers with his inventive books. His "House of Stairs" was named one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Young Adult Library Services Association. He divides his time between homes in Boston and rural Thailand.
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Review quote

"Cleverly offbeat-weird coincidences, foreshadowings, and all-and its suspense so well managed." "Cleverly offbeat--weird coincidences, foreshadowings, and all--and its suspense so well managed." "A throat-clutching novel."--Publishers Weekly on "Fingers""Well-paced supernatural tale with a sense of humor."--Los Angeles Herald-Examiner on "Fingers""Highly suspenseful, with effective touches of humor."--School Library Journal on "Fingers" "Cleverly offbeat--weird coincidences, foreshadowings, and all--and its suspense so well managed."--Booklist on "Fingers" " A throat-clutching novel." -- Publishers Weekly on "Fingers"" Well-paced supernatural tale with a sense of humor." -- Los Angeles Herald-Examiner on "Fingers"" Highly suspenseful, with effective touches of humor." -- School Library Journal on "Fingers" " Cleverly offbeat-- weird coincidences, foreshadowings, and all-- and its suspense so well managed." -- Booklist on "Fingers" "Highly suspenseful, with effective touches of humor." "Well-paced supernatural tale with a sense of humor."
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216 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
5 19% (41)
4 30% (64)
3 42% (91)
2 8% (17)
1 1% (3)
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