THE GIRL IN THE GREEN SILK GOWN
By Seanan McGuire
DAW Trade Paperback Original
$16.00 / 352 pages
July 17, 2018
Praise for The Girl in the Green Silk Gown:
“This stunning, richly imagined story of love and destiny features an irresistible heroine and is one of the accomplished McGuire’s best yet.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Praise for Sparrow Hill Road
“…an evocative and profoundly creative work that instantly wraps around the readers’ imaginations…Each chapter is a new journey, and all emphasize that this is a book, and potentially a series, worth savoring.”—RT Book Reviews, Top Pick! Review
“The individual stories are fascinatingly twisted ghost stories…it builds to a big, nailbiting confrontation with some special effects, nicely spooky bits, and some truly touching moments.” —Locus
“Hitchhiking ghosts, the unquiet dead, the gods of the old American roads—McGuire enters the company of Lindskold and Gaiman with this book, creating a wistful, funny, fascinating new mythology of diners, corn fields, and proms in this all-in-one-sitting read!” —#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Tamora Pierce
“Seanan McGuire doesn’t write stories, she gifts us with Myth—new Myths for a layered America that guide us off the twilight roads and lend us a pretty little dead girl to show us the way home.” —Tanya Huff, author of the Peacekeeper series
“McGuire is a writer to be reckoned with, landing stone-cold emotional blows in quick succession while simultaneously stringing laugh-out-loud moments alongside lush descriptions, knife-sharp badinage and quickfire action sequences.” —Strange Horizons
ABOUT THE GIRL IN THE GREEN SILK GOWN
For Rose Marshall, death has long since become the only life she really knows. She’s been sweet sixteen for more than sixty years, hitchhiking her way along the highways and byways of America, sometimes seen as an avenging angel, sometimes seen as a killer in her own right, but always Rose, the Phantom Prom Date, the Girl in the Green Silk Gown.
The man who killed her is still out there, thanks to a crossroads bargain that won’t let him die, and he’s looking for the one who got away. When Bobby Cross comes back into the picture, there’s going to be hell to pay—possibly literally.
Rose has worked for decades to make a place for herself in the twilight. Can she defend it, when Bobby Cross comes to take her down? Can she find a way to navigate the worlds of the living and the dead, and make it home before her hitchhiker’s luck runs out?
There’s only one way to know for sure.
ABOUT SEANAN MCGUIRE
Seanan McGuire lives and works in Washington State, where she shares her somewhat idiosyncratic home with her collection of books, creepy dolls, and enormous blue cats. When not writing–which is fairly rare–she enjoys travel, and can regularly be found any place where there are cornfields, haunted houses, or frogs. A Campbell, Hugo, and Nebula Award-winning author, Seanan’s first book (Rosemary and Rue, the beginning of the October Daye series) was released in 2009, with more than twenty books across various series following since. Seanan doesn’t sleep much. You can visit her at www.seananmcguire.com.