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The Art of Losing

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
The Art of Losing is a compelling debut that explores issues of addiction, sisterhood, and loss.

On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston's life changes forever. At a party she discovers her boyfriend, Mike, hooking up with her younger sister, Audrey. Furious, she abandons them both. When Mike drunkenly attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey ends up in a coma. Now Harley is left with guilt, grief, pain and the undeniable truth that her now ex-boyfriend has a drinking problem. So it's a surprise that she finds herself reconnecting with Raf, a neighbor and childhood friend who's recently out of rehab and still wrestling with his own demons. At first Harley doesn't want to get too close to him. But as her sister slowly recovers, Harley begins to see a path forward with Raf's help that she never would have believed possible - one guided by honesty, forgiveness, and redemption.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"An unflinchingly honest and touching dive into the ever-complex relationship between sisters, the reality of addiction, and the nature of love in all forms. I will never forget Harley or her story." - Alexandra Bracken

"With prose that taps into the highest of highs and lowest of lows, The Art of Losing shows exactly what it means to have a sister, to be a sister, and--the scariest of all--to possibly lose a sister. As a big sister myself, this story rang so true." - Susan Dennard

"Lizzy Mason's powerful debut is about the bonds and betrayals of sisterhood and accepting flaws in those we love. Emotionally resonant and, at times, gut-wrenching, Harley's story is one that will stay with you long after turning the last page." - Elizabeth Eulberg

"A brave and beautiful story about sisters, addiction, and finding your place in the world-a book that belongs on every shelf." - Kathleen Glasgow

"The Art of Losing is a lyrical and moving exploration of the fraught bonds of family, the suffocating bonds of addiction, and the warm, embracing bonds of love. This is a book you won't soon forget." - Jeff Zentner


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Hardback Editions

February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Art of Losing
Author(s): Lizzy Mason
ISBN: 1-61695-987-8 / 978-1-61695-987-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Teen
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February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Art of Losing
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ISBN: 1-64129-126-5 / 978-1-64129-126-2 (USA edition)
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