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"Dust" by Alison Stine

Dust cover

Alex Brown at Wednesday Books has acquired Philip K. Dick Award-winning author Alison Stine's YA contemporary novel Dust, about a partially deaf girl in a strict, reclusive family who meets someone else in the Deaf community for the first time, finding connection in a land ravaged by climate change. When a second Dust Bowl of apocalyptic proportions approaches, she and the boy who has begun to secretly teach her sign language must convince their skeptical rural community to flee to safety. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Eric Smith at PS Literary handled the deal for world English rights.

Disability rep: #Deaf (character is partially-Deaf)

Publication date: #2023year


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