Janel Kolby

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WINTERFOLK

February 2018, HarperTeen/HarperCollins, 320 pp

A modern-day fairytale, gritty and lyrical, this is a debut about a young homeless girl who ventures into the city for the first time since childhood in order to save her community.

For as long as she can remember, Rain’s place has been among the Winterfolk, a group of homeless people living outside of Seattle. Being homeless has taught Rain how to be invisible, but when she discovers that the city plans to demolish the Winterfolk’s camp, she must show herself if she wants to stay. She convinces her friend King to take her into the city for help; it’s full of strange sights, sounds, people—and memories. Rain and King become separated when they cross paths with a petty drug dealer, and with Rain unwittingly carrying the dealer’s property, she must find a way to survive the day if she wants a shot at saving the only family she’s ever known.

STARRED REVIEWS

KIRKUS – “…skillfully balances hard realism with hope…. A thoughtful dive into a far-too-often overlooked part of society.”

BOOKLIST – “Rain’s haunting, endearing, unique voice will propel readers through this impressive first novel…. Gorgeous, expressive magical realism from a promising debut author.”

DRAMATIC RIGHTS

For film rights contact Michelle Weiner, CAA


Beth Phelan


Young Adult


Coming-of-Age

Family

Literary

Magical Realism

Social Justice


Dramatic

Translation