The Life and Deaths of Frankie D.

Category: Book
By (author): Nelson, Colleen
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Magical Realism
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: April 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*Could a hundred-year-old circus side show be the key to Frankie's mysterious past?Seventeen-year-old Frankie doesn't trust easily. Not others and not even herself. Found in an alley when she was a child, she has no memory of who she is or why she was left there. Recurring dreams about a hundred-year-old carnival side show, a performer known as Alligator Girl, and a man named Monsieur Duval have an eerie familiarity to them.Frankie gets drawn deeper into Alligator Girl's world and the secrets that keep the performers bound together. But a startling encounter with Monsieur Duval when she's awake makes Frankie wonder what's real and what's in her head.As Frankie's and Alligator Girl's stories unfold, Frankie's life takes a sharp turn. Are the dreams her way of working through her trauma or is there a more sinister plan at work? And if there is, does she have the strength to fight it?
From The Publisher*Frankie's past is a mystery. Her recurring dreams of a hundred-year old circus sideshow just may hold the key, but when she sees the performers in real life, she has no idea what to believe. Are the dreams Frankie's way of working through trauma, or something more sinister at play?
Biographical NoteColleen Nelson is a teacher and an award-winning YA author whose novels include Spin, Sadia, Blood Brothers, and Finding Hope. She lives in Winnipeg.