G++---¬-+---¼Riveting . . . full of imagination and power.G++---¬-++--¼G++---¬+----+Caroline Kepnes, author of You and Providence
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEW YORK G++---¬+----+ WINNER OF THE ALAG++---¬+++S ALEX AWARD
When Alexandra Witt joins the faculty at Stonebridge Academy, sheG++---¬+++s hoping to put a painful past behind her. Then one of her creative writing assignments generates some disturbing responses from students. Before long, Alex is immersed in an investigation of the students atop the schoolG++---¬+++s social hierarchyG++---¬+----+and their connection to something called the Darkroom. She soon inspires the girls whoG++---¬+++ve started to question the schoolG++---¬+++s G++---¬-+---¼boys will be boysG++---¬-++--¼ attitude and incites a resistance. But just as the movement is gaining momentum, Alex attracts the attention of an unknown enemy who knows a little too much about herG++---¬+----+and what brought her to Stonebridge in the first place.
Meanwhile, Gemma, a defiant senior, has been plotting her attack for years, waiting for the right moment. Shy loner Norman hates his role in the Darkroom, but canG++---¬+++t find the courage to fight back until he makes an unlikely alliance. And then thereG++---¬+++s Finn Ford, an English teacher with a shady reputation, who keeps one eye on his literary ambitions and one on Ms. Witt. As the schoolG++---¬+++s secrets begin to trickle out, a boys-versus-girls skirmish turns into an all-out war, with deeply personalG++---¬+----+and potentially fatalG++---¬+----+consequences for everyone involved.
Lisa LutzG++---¬+++s blistering, timely tale of revenge and disruption shows us what can happen when silence wins out over decency for too longG++---¬+----+and why the scariest threat of all might be the idea that sooner or later, girls will be girls.
Praise for The Swallows
G++---¬-+---¼The Swallows-++-+-íis fast-moving, darkly humorous and at times shockingly vicious. The battle of the sexes within its pages couldnG++---¬+++t be more compelling. . . . Lutz delivers a frantic, morbidly funny story.G++---¬-++--¼G++---¬+----+BookPage
G++---¬-+---¼A decade before the #MeToo movement kicks off in full force, women are coming for the patriarchy in this big olG++---¬+++ novel, ripe with idiosyncratic characterization and memorable scenes.G++---¬-++--¼G++---¬+----+Refinery29