Debut YA Novelist Combines Drug Addiction, Adolescence, and a Dash of Dark Magic in Tripping Back Blue

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#YAlit–Debut author Kara
Storti
’s Tripping
Back Blue
, a gripping new young adult title from Carolrhoda
Lab™
, an imprint of Carolrhoda
Books
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
, is sure to catch the eye of teens interested in
fast-paced, gritty contemporary stories.

Finn is a 17-year-old full of paradoxes. He’s a drug dealer, but he’s
scoring money to send his twin sister to Harvard. He’s desperate to
shoot up even though he’s the most popular kid in Dammertown. He’s a
philosopher and orator who’s failing all his classes. The only time he
finds peace is when he’s bird-watching. Finn’s life begins to spiral out
of control, until he discovers a miracle drug called indigo. Finn is
convinced that the drug is the way out of everything broken in his life.
But is it really as magical as it seems?

A powerful debut novel with a heartbreaking narrator and a riveting plot
about drug addiction, Tripping
Back Blue
is a blend of Breaking Bad and Catcher
in the Rye
, with a twist of magical realism thrown in.

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About the Author
Kara
Storti
graduated from the University of Southern Maine with an
MFA in Creative Writing, where she fell in love with writing novels for
young adults. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tripping
Back Blue
is her first book.

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About the Publisher
Carolrhoda
Lab™
is dedicated to distinctive, provocative, boundary-pushing
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opportunity to explore and experiment with thoughts, ideas, and
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Publishing Group
, creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles
for children and young adults.

PUBLICATION DATE:
April 2016

$17.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages
14–18
HC: 978-1-5124-0308-4
368 Pages ● 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

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