Sashi Kaufman Releases Debut YA Novel, The Other Way Around
In Sashi Kaufman's debut YA novel, The Other Way Around, Andrew has seen a flash of his future. (Dad: unfinished PhD. Mom: unfulfilling career. Their marriage: unsuccessful.) Based on what he's seen, he's uninspired to put a foot on the well-worn path to the adulthood everyone expects of him. There must be another way around.
After a particularly disastrous Thanksgiving (his cousin wets Andrew's bed; his parents were too chicken to tell him his grandmother died), Andrew accidentally (on purpose) runs away and joins the circus. Kind of.
The Freegans are exactly the kinds of friends (living out of an ancient VW camper van, dumpster diving, dressing like clowns and busking for change) who would have Andrew's mom reaching for a third glass of Chardonnay. To Andrew, five teenagers who seem like they've found another way to grow up are a dream come true. But as the VW winds its way across the USA, the future is anything but certain.
The Other Way Around, published by Carolrhoda Lab, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, offers a fresh approach to the teenage experience and all the struggles it brings. The path of least resistance is a long, strange trip.
Praise for The Other Way Around:
"Often frank, other times startling, always filled with the familiar wanderlust most every teen experiences, this book has wheels." -starred, Booklist
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About the Author
Sashi Kaufman is a middle-school teacher and an author. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband and daughter.
About the Publisher
Carolrhoda Lab is dedicated to distinctive, provocative, boundary-pushing fiction for teens. Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles for children and young adults.
$17.95 Hardcover, Jacketed
288 Pages ? 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
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