Fans of The Great Gatsby, Libba Bray's The Diviners, and Bright Young Things will be captivated by Janet Fox's Roaring Twenties tale. Two girls. One gangster. A deadly secret. When Josephine's father ships her off to live with her rich cousins on the glittering island of Manhattan, he says it's to find a husband. But Jo knows better--there's trouble brewing, and in 1925, all that glitters is not gold. Caught up in a swirl of her cousin's bobbed-hair set--and the men that court them--Jo soon realizes that this world of jazz and gangsters and their molls hides a nest of lies. But when she befriends the girlfriend of one of the most powerful and dangerous gangesters in town, Jo begins to uncover secrets--secrets that threaten an empire and could destroy everyone she loves. Jo is faced with a choice: hang on to her soul, or lose herself in the decade of decadence.
- Paperback | 369 pages
- 138 x 208 x 26mm | 358.34g
- 08 Nov 2012
- New York, United States
"Kula's story comes to a heartbreaking, bittersweet conclusion that will leave readers satisfied."---SLJ on Forgiven
About Janet Fox
Janet Fox is a former teacher and a writer of fiction and nonfiction. She is the author of the award-winning Get Organized Without Losing it, written for middle-school children. She has written two young adult novels, Faithful and Forgiven, companion novels. She is a graduate of the MFA/Writing for Children and Young Adults program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Janet lives with her husband and their college-age son in the mountains of Montana. Visit her online at janetsfox.com, www.kidswriterjfox.blogspot.com/, Twitter: @janetsfox, janetsfox.com, www.facebook.com/AuthorJanetFox