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Gina Inverarity

When the girl brought my bowl she was in and out through the door like she couldn't move fast enough. And when the lock clicked after her I found something she'd left. A knife. And not one for spreading butter, but a sharp one for slitting throats.

Locked in a cell by her stepmother, Snow grows small but she still grows. Even so, she's hardly a match for a world gone wild, where the sun has disappeared behind clouds for good. The night the hunter takes her into the forest with orders to cut out her heart, Snow makes him a promise she isn't sure she can keep. And then she runs.

Snow's life is no fairytale. As she grows up her path will take her into the mountains, over misty passes, desolate gorges and alpine rivers, as well as to the city, where she will make her case for the return of what is hers.

And her childish promise will not be forgotten.

A dark and lyrical Snow White retelling set in a post-climate-change world, Snow is a fairytale of the future.

Gina Inverarity worked for many years as an editor for a range of publishers. Her first children's book, The Brown Dog, was published in 2017. Gina owns a forest in New Zealand and hopes to live in it one day. For now she lives in Wellington with her partner and two daughters. Snow is her first young adult novel.

Praise for Snow
'Snow's voice drew me in deep from the very first page and held me fast until the end. An evocative, powerful story full of heart and spirit.' - Juliet Marillier, author of the Warrior Bards series

'Dark, enchanting and visceral. A classic fairytale brilliantly reimagined for our rapidly changing world.' - Margot McGovern, author of Neverland

'There are many novels that feature the triumph of good over evil, survival against the odds, the little person winning against the establishment. Snow has all of these and well-drawn endearing characters and a variety of reprehensible villains to boot. It succeeds so well because in addition to all of that, the setting is a plausible future. It succeeds so well because it does not shy away from raising some serious issues. What more could you want? This is one of the best young adult adventure stories published in a long time.' - Erich Mayer, Arts Hub

'Targeted at young adults, it is a story that no one will want to put down.' - Lezly Herbert, OutinPerth

'Snow is New Zealand-based Gina Inverarity’s first YA novel. Her concept is brilliant and her writing extremely strong. It will no doubt be regarded as one of 2020’s best YA novels and should be considered for literary awards.' - Joy Lawn, Paperbark

'Snow is a captivating character; the writing is evocative and the book is a tactile and visual delight.' - Katherine England, Advertiser

Praise for The Brown Dog
'This is a beautiful, ultimately uplifting book that gently sends an important message.' - Australian

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Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781743057001
Extent 208 pages
Price: AU$24.95 including GST
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