Marcus Sedgwick has always been fascinated with spirals, which occur throughout nature from the microscopic to the interstellar. Fundamentally elegant and mesmerizing, many cultures and individuals have ascribed a special meaning to the form. He is the author of more than a dozen books for young adults, including She Is Not Invisible, Midwinterblood, which won the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award, White Crow, and Revolver, a Printz Award Honor Book. He lives near Cambridge, England.
"Four short stories, thematically related by images of the spiral form that snakes its way through each to obsess a protagonist, flash across time in this thought-provoking collection." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books ". . . satisfyingly brain-teasing." --The Horn Book "* Sedgwick is one of the most sophisticated, thought-provoking voices in YA novels, and like his Printz winning Midwinterblood, this presents a story told in pieces over a span of centuries." --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW "* Like his Printz Award-winning Midwinterblood, the prolific Sedgwick's latest work consists of individual tales spanning centuries of time connected only by a single thread - in this case a shape; the spiral . . . At once prosaic and wondrously metaphysical, Sedgwick's novel will draw teens in and invite them to share in the awe-inspiring (and sometimes terrifying) order and mystery that surround us all." --School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW "* Similar to Sedgwick's Printz Award-winning Midwinterblood, four stories relate in elusive ways . . . this complex masterpiece is for sophisticated readers of any age. Haunting." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW "Readers who like untangling puzzles will enjoy parsing the threads knitting together this corkscrew of tales." --Publishers Weekly "A tale for the ages, expertly spun and completely satisfying." --Eoin Colfer, New York Times Book Review on Midwinterblood "Its strange spell will capture you." --Booklist, starred review on Midwinterblood "The Time traveler's Wife meets Lost in this chilling exploration of love and memory." --Kirkus, starred review on Midwinterblood "A story that's simultaneously romantic, tragic, horrifying, and transcendental." --Publishers Weekly, starred review on Midwinterblood