Quinn Cutler is the sixteen-year-old daughter of a candidate for Congress from Brooklyn. She's also pregnant, a situation made infinitely more shocking by the fact that she has no memory of ever having sex. Did something happen while she and her boyfriend were fooling around? Is she repressing the memory of being raped? Was she drugged?
The situation quickly becomes public and religious fanatics gather at the Cutlers' house, believing Quinn is pregnant with the next messiah. As things spiral out of control, Quinn discovers that much of her life is built on secrets and lies--strange, possibly supernatural ones. A part of Quinn believes the truth about her pregnancy isn't an ugly one, so might she, in fact, be a virgin?
About the Author
Marianna Baer has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the author of the young adult novel Frost. According to Kirkus Reviews, “Baer has a knack for dialogue and creating creepy situations that will intrigue teens.” She lives in Brooklyn and works as a freelance editor.
"In a suspenseful and thought-provoking novel, Baer (Frost) tackles the illusiveness of memory (especially in regard to trauma), media firestorms, fear of the unknown, and the complexities of faith, without ever turning didactic or allowing Quinn's story to fall into melodrama... It's a delicate, complicated, and engrossing exploration of the collision between real life and the inexplicable."--Publishers Weekly