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Aqueduct Press
PO Box 95787
Seattle, WA 98145-2787

Damned Pretty Things

by Holly Wade Matter

$19 (paperback)  

Fortune is an itinerant musician without a past who braids memories into her hair. Maud is a sheltered small-town girl and an unwitting heir to the notorious McBride family magic. The two young women meet when Fortune is commissioned to bring Maud to a rich man whose grandson she cursed. United by their love of music and their hunger for the road, Fortune and Maud form a friendship…one that is threatened not only by Fortune’s mission but also by their mutual desire for a man called Lightning.

Advance Praise

“Sweet as vanishing dreams, tender to the touch as new memories, wise as nursery rhymes, tasty as blueberry pancakes, Holly Wade Matter's Damned Pretty Things is a wondrous redemption tale of the triumph of love and friendship over pain and difference."
 —Nisi Shawl, author of Everfair and Filter House
ISBN: 978-1-61976-185-8 (13 digit)
Publication Date: 2020
paperback 272 pages