The November Girl
by Lydia Kang
Pub Date 07 Nov 2017
LOCUS Magazine: A Best Book of 2017!
I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive.
Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there's no one here but me. And now him.
Hector is running from the violence in his life, but violence runs through my veins. I should send him away, to keep him safe. But I'm half human, too, and Hector makes me want to listen to my foolish, half-human heart. And if I do, I can't protect him from the storms coming for us.
"With her trademark beautiful prose, Lydia Kang's love story between a troubled boy and a literal force of nature is exquisitely drawn and heart-wrenching. Set in the unforgiving autumn forests on Lake Superior's Isle Royale, you'll be rooting for Hector and Anda to find strength in each other despite very real threats beyond their control. Magical and thrilling, The November Girl will haunt you long after you finish." -Maurene Goo, author of the critically acclaimed, I Believe in a Thing Called Love
"The November Girl should be savored by lantern, under a wool blanket on a chilly, rainswept night. Brimming with Lydia Kang's smart prose and evocative imagery, The November Girl is an atmospheric, haunting tale of love, sacrifice, and self acceptance that builds like a rogue wave toward its stunning conclusion." -Elle Cosimano, award-winning author of Nearly Gone
"Complex and haunting, The November Girl looks for the light in the darkest of places. Powerful and evocative." -Mindy McGinnis, Edgar Award-winning author of The Female of the Species
"Swoon! With her deep imagination and lovely prose, Kang weaves a touching story with so much heart and warmth we're able to weather a stormy November." - Brenda Drake, NYT bestselling author of the Library Jumpers series