Life can be stitched from scratch. The lost can be remade. And Eva, a teenage girl, must risk everything to survive and to love.
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Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination – an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her ‘other’, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.
But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.
Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known – the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love – to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.
To date The Lost Girl has sold to the following territories and is available in the countries included in those territories:
North America, United Kingdom and Commonwealth, Germany, Turkey
“Both an interrogation of bioethics and a mesmerizing quest for identity, this debut succeeds through its careful development of the oh-so-human Eva and those around her. A provocative and page-turning thriller/romance that gets at the heart of what it means to be human.”
“The most honest portrait of grief and loss that I’ve read in a long time. Filled with heartache, love and things that would stir Mary Shelley’s ghost, this is a story not to be missed.”
-Lauren DeStefano, New York Times bestselling author of the Chemical Garden trilogy
“Mandanna’s debut novel is lovely and at times heartbreaking… A thoughtful study of both a girl’s search for her identity and the human reaction to death.”