- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Date Published:
- Paperback Published: 7 April 2016
- Hardback Published:
- ISBN-13: 9780571314959
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Young Adult Fiction
Love, tragedy, luck and salvation in the interweaving stories of four teenagers in this extraordinary 1970s Alaskan set debut novel. Alaska, 1970: growing up here is like nowhere else.
Ruth wants to be remembered by her grieving mother. Dora wishes she was invisible to her abusive father. Alyce is staying at home to please her parents.
Hank is running away for the sake of his brothers. Four very different lives are about to become entangled. Because if we don't save each other, how can we begin to save ourselves? Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's extraordinary, stunning debut is both moving, and deeply authentic.
These intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America's Last Frontier introduce a writer of rare and wonderful talent.