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This taut novel, with a setting evocative of Lord of the Flies, is by turns cinematic and intimate, and always thought-provoking.
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Praise for Damselfly:
"Chandra Prasad gives us a terrifying, modern-day Lord of the Flies, rendered in exquisite and exacting prose. A brave take on teen cruelty, identity, mixed race experience, class, and survival."
-- Marina Budhos, author of Ask Me No Questions
"Who are we when we are only accountable to ourselves? This bold, deft novel exposes how fragile the world we inhabit really is and what it might take for us to survive."
-- Neela Vaswani, co-author of Same Sun Here
"Prasad breathes fresh life into this fusion of Lost, Prep, Gossip Girl, and William Golding’s classic."
-- Jake Halpern, author of Fame Junkies and Dormia
About Chandra Prasad
Damselfly, which will be published by Scholastic in March 2018 is Chandra’s first YA novel. A resident of Connecticut, she has also written a number of award-winning novels that both YA and adult readers may enjoy. These include On Borrowed Wings, a historical drama set in early 20th century New Haven; Breathe the Sky, a fictionalized account of Amelia Earhart’s last days; and Death of a Circus, which Booklist calls “Richly textured [and] packed with glamour and grit.”Chandra Prasad A graduate of Yale, lives and works in Connecticut. To find out more, visit her online at chandraprasad.com.