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Mercy is nearly sixteen, a loner, and a misfit, or at least that's how she likes to appear -- but her dyed hair and black clothes don't fool everyone. At home, Mercy has to cope with her depressed mother and eccentric aunt, who is a larger than life fortune-teller and alcoholic. Terrified by the impending return of her aunt's boyfriend, Mercy retreats further behind her image as she tries to maintain that all is well. However, Mercy's barriers are gradually eroded by unexpected friendships, and she learns to open up and accept help from others.
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...a convincing portrait of a life that is snowbound by circumstance, fear and misplaced independence... -- The Guardian, May 2000
...a wonderfully perceptive insight into teenage turmoil and the complexities of human nature... warmly recommended -- The Glasgow Herald, June 30, 2000
Linda Holeman started writing in 1990 and is now a prolific author of young adult fiction, including the highly successful Raspberry House Blues. She lives in Winnipeg and teaches creative writing to both adults and children.
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