Here We Are Now
By Jasmine Warga
From the author of MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES comes an affecting novel of music, family, and friendship. Perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson, Rainbow Rowell and Sarah Dessen.
From the author of MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES comes a beautiful, funny and heartfelt novel of music, family, and friendship. Perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson, Rainbow Rowell and Sarah Dessen.
'Kinetic and beautiful and unexpectedly life-affirming' - Chris Lynch on My Heart and Other Black Holes
Despite sending him letters ever since she was thirteen, Taliah Abdallat never thought she'd ever really meet Julian Oliver. But one day, while her mother is out of the country, the famed rock star from Staring Into the Abyss shows up on her doorstep. This makes sense - kinda - because it turns out Julian Oliver is Taliah's father . . .
When Julian asks her to go with him to his hometown to meet the family she has never known, Taliah embarks on a three-day voyage of discovery - of her father, of the past her mother has never shared with her, and of herself.
Jasmine Warga lives in Mariemont, Ohio with her husband, Greg, a cat named Salvador Dali, and a puppy named Scout. She was born and raised just outside of Cincinnati, and spent her days making up stories, listening to emotive music, staring up at the night sky, and reading. She graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in History and Art History, and went on to teach 6th grade science at a school in Houston, Texas. In June 2013, she received a Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Her debut novel, My Heart and Other Black Holes, published to rave reviews from the YA community. Here We Are Now is her second novel.
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07 Nov 2017
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Hodder & Stoughton
Praise for My Heart and Other Black Holes — :
'A striking new voice in YA fiction' — Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls
'Kinetic and beautiful and unexpectedly life-affirming' — Chris Lynch, author of Inexcusable
'Earnest and heartfelt . . . any teen who's ever felt like an outsider will be able to relate to Aysel's and Roman's fully realized characters' — Kirkus Reviews
'A stunning and haunting depiction of depression - you really feel Aysel's numbness. I had to take 'emotional recovery' breaks while reading it. My Heart And Other Black Holes handles the sensitive topic of suicide expertly, with absolutely no patronizing or glamorization. And yet, the book leaves you with such a warm feeling of hope. It's a remarkable achievement' — Holly Bourne, author of Soulmates
'Powerful...sucked me right in' — The Book Bag
'This book proved hard to put down - both characters had my heart aching for them' — Book Club Forum
'This delicately handled and intimate portrayal of adolescent angst is an uplifting affirmation of the power of love and forgiveness to heal and restore. It's a brave and exciting debut novel that addresses an important issue with wit, compassion and authentic teenage voices' — Daily Mail