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The White Cat (Curse Workers, Book 1) by Holly Black
Gollancz Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575096714
Date: 17 June 2010 List Price £10.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

Holly Black is best known as the co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles, which unless you live under a rock, you'll have seen one or two copies of on the shelves of your local book store - and that isn't something confined to the UK or US, as they've been translated into 32 languages and been made into a Hollywood movie!

White Cat is described by publisher Gollancz as "Ingenious, inventive and addictive ... one of the most entertaining and original fantasy novels of the year." Out now in trade paperback.

"Cassel is cursed. Cursed by the memory of the fourteen year old girl he murdered. Life at school is a constant trial. Life at home even worse. No-one at home is ever going to forget that Cassel is a killer. No-one at home is ever going to forget that he isn't a magic worker. Cassel's family are one of the big five crime families in America. Ever since magic was prohibited in 1929 magic workers have been driven underground and into crime. And while people still need their touch, their curses, their magical killings, their transformations, times have been hard. His granddad has been driven to drink, his mother is in prison and his brothers detest him as the only one of their family who can't do magic. But there is a secret at the centre of Cassel's family and he's about to inherit it. It's terrifying and that's the truth. The White Cat is a stunning novel of a world changed by magic. In this world only 1% of the population can work magic but they have the power of nightmares. "

From release/information:

Product Description: The extraordinary new adult fantasy of magic in our world and the price we pay for it by the author of The Spiderwick Chronicles.

(Source: Gollancz)

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