Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything-her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.
Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including "Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books," "Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales and Secrets," and the adult novel "The Elementals." Her work has been translated and published around the world. She lives in Los Angeles with her two children. Her most recent book is the postapocalyptic "Love in the Time of Global Warming."