Invisible Boy

By Cornelia Read (Trade Paperback, 2012)
"Cornelia Read's darkest, most passionate, and most poignant book yet."
-Tana French, New York Times Bestselling Author

The smart-mouthed but sensitive runaway socialite Madeline Dare is shocked when she discovers the skeleton of a brutalized three-year-old boy in her own weed-ridden family cemetery outside Manhattan. Determined to see that justice is served, she finds herself examining her own troubled personal history, and the sometimes hidden, sometimes all-too-public class and racial warfare that penetrates every level of society in the savage streets of New York City during the early 1990s.

Madeline is aided in her efforts by a colorful assemblage of friends, relatives, and new acquaintances, each one representing a separate strand of the patchwork mosaic city politicians like to brag about. The result is an unforgettable narrative that relates the causes and consequences of a vicious crime to the wider relationships that connect and divide us all.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $13.99 US/$15.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446511353

    • On Sale Date: 01/30/2012

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

  • Newsletter

    Don't miss updates about our authors, including book tour info and new book releases.

"Cornelia Read's darkest, most passionate, and most poignant book yet."
-Tana French, New York Times Bestselling Author

The smart-mouthed but sensitive runaway socialite Madeline Dare is shocked when she discovers the skeleton of a brutalized three-year-old boy in her own weed-ridden family cemetery outside Manhattan. Determined to see that justice is served, she finds herself examining her own troubled personal history, and the sometimes hidden, sometimes all-too-public class and racial warfare that penetrates every level of society in the savage streets of New York City during the early 1990s.

Madeline is aided in her efforts by a colorful assemblage of friends, relatives, and new acquaintances, each one representing a separate strand of the patchwork mosaic city politicians like to brag about. The result is an unforgettable narrative that relates the causes and consequences of a vicious crime to the wider relationships that connect and divide us all.

Cornelia Read grew up in New York, California, and Hawaii. She is a reformed debutante who currently lives in New Hampshire. To learn more about the author, you can visit her website at www.corneliaread.com, and www.nakedauthors.com, her group blog with authors Jim Born, Paul Levine, Patty Smiley, and Jacqueline Winspear.
  • On Invisible Boy:
    "Madeline Dare is as razor-sharp, as feisty and as dry-witted as ever, but the stakes have gotten higher: this time the victim isn't just one person, it's all the world's broken and betrayed children, and the danger can never be safely locked away. This is Cornelia Read's darkest, most passionate and most poignant book yet." (Tana French, New York Times Bestselling author).

  • "Read expertly evokes the New York City of the period, from the nearly palpable grime of Chelsea to disturbing undertones of racism and classism in the justice system. Equal parts toughness and vulnerability, Madeline is always a bracing heroine." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • On The Crazy School:
    "Read's plot crackles and pops." (Booklist (starred review) ).

  • On A Field of Darkness:
    "Spellbinding." (The New York Times Book Review ).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Formats

Product Details

Invisible Boy
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $13.99 US/$15.50 CAN
  • Pages: 448
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446511353
  • On Sale Date: 01/30/2012
Invisible Boy

Categories

Genres
Fiction

Sub-Genres
Fiction / General

OpenBookTM

Also By This Author
Invisible Boy