A unique story about first—and last—loves from the celebrated and bestselling author of We All Looked Up. Parker Santé hasn't spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he'll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for.
Tommy Wallach is a Brooklyn-based musician and novelist. He wrote Thanks for the Trouble and the New York Times bestseller We All Looked Up, which has been translated into over a dozen languages and was optioned for film by Paramount Insurge. His fiction and nonfiction works have appeared in McSweeney's, Tin House, Wired, Salon, and other magazines. As a musician, he has put out an EP with Decca Records as well as two independent releases, including We All Looked Up: The Album, a companion record to his first novel. He is a recent MacDowell Fellow. Grok more at TommyWallach.com.