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Roses and Rot

(2016)
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Publishers Weekly Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Novel of Summer 2016

Imogen and her sister, Marin, escape their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists' retreat but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, whether it be art or love, in this haunting debut novel from "a remarkable young writer" (Neil Gaiman).

What would you sacrifice for everything you ever dreamed of?

Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for cruel stepmothers. As a child she used to lie in bed wishing that her life would become one of these tragic fairy tales, because she couldn't imagine how a stepmother could be worse than her mother now. As adults Imogen and her sister, Marin, are accepted to an elite postgrad arts program - Imogen as a writer and Marin as a dancer. Soon enough, though, they realize that there's more to the school than meets the eye.

Imogen might be living in the fairy tale she's dreamed about as a child, but it's one that will pit her against Marin if she decides to escape her past to find her heart's desire.



Praise for this book

"Kat Howard is a remarkable young writer." - Neil Gaiman


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Used availability for Kat Howard's Roses and Rot

Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roses and Rot
Author(s): Kat Howard
ISBN: 1-4814-5116-2 / 978-1-4814-5116-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roses and Rot
Author(s): Kat Howard
ISBN: 1-4814-5117-0 / 978-1-4814-5117-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Roses and Rot
Author(s): Kat Howard
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Roses and Rot
Author(s): Kat Howard
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Roses and Rot
Author(s): Kat Howard
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Roses and Rot
Author(s): Kat Howard
Publisher: Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Roses and Rot
Author(s): Kat Howard
Publisher: Saga Press
Availability: Amazon UK