Janet Fox’s young adult novel, SIRENS, will release worldwide on November 8, simultaneously in paperback and e-book. Fox is planning a release event on that date at Bozeman’s independent bookseller, Country Bookshelf.
The event is geared to readers of all ages and will include twenties-themed giveaways and treats. Attendees are encouraged to wear appropriate twenties-style costumes.
“I’m calling SIRENS a ‘noire romance’,” says Fox. “The novel is set in New York City in 1925 and features a pair of girls, a gangster, and a ghost.”
SIRENS is Fox’s third young adult novel, following FAITHFUL, a 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee and 2011 Amelia Bloomer List pick, and FORGIVEN, a 2012 Junior Library Guild selection and finalist for the 2012 Children’s and Young Adult WILLA Award.
SIRENS is set in the “Roaring Twenties”, the age of flappers and bootleggers. Josephine Winter, seventeen, is sent to live with relatives in New York City after her bootlegging father receives a threat, but bookish Jo harbors her own secrets.
She finds friendship with lively Louise O’Keefe and romance with sweet jazz musician Charlie.
But haunted by the spirit of her missing brother, Jo uncovers a nest of family lies that threaten everyone she loves, and Lou, in the thrall of the dangerous, seductive gangster Daniel Connor, is both Jo’s best friend and potential enemy. As Jo unlocks dark mysteries and Lou’s eyes are opened, the girls’ treacherous paths intertwine. Jo and Lou together will have to stand up to Connor in order to find their hearts and hang onto their souls in the “decade of decadence.”
The book is appropriate for ages 12 and up.
Interested readers can find more information at www.janetsfox.com