Author: Lindsay Champion
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Publisher: KCP Loft
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Dominique is a high school junior from a gritty neighborhood in Trenton, where she and her mom are barely getting by.
Ben is a musical prodigy from the Upper East Side, a violinist at a top conservatory with obsessive talent and a brilliant future.
When Dom's class is taken to hear a concert at Carnegie Hall, she expects to be bored out of her mind. But then she sees the boy in the front row playing violin like his life depends on it --- and she is transfixed.
Posing as an NYU student, Dom sneaks back to New York City to track down Ben Tristan, a magnetic genius who whisks her into a fantasy world of jazz clubs and opera, infatuation and possibility. Each sees something in the other that promises to complete them.
As Dom's web of lies grows, though, so does Ben's obsessive need to conquer Beethoven's famous Kreutzer Sonata. But Ben's genius, which captivates Dominique, conceals a secret, and the challenges of her life may make it difficult to help him.
Alternating perspectives and an unreliable narrator create suspense and momentum, romance and heartbreak. Author Lindsay Champion's deep roots in theater and music are evident on every page --- structured like a sonata with hints of West Side Story, her debut novel hits all the right notes.
He’s going to think I’m a total freak. He’s going to call the cops and get a restraining order against me, and I’m going to end up on one of those detective shows where they try to figure out what the weirdo’s motive was. The Music Conservatory Creeper. They’re going to have a police sketch of me and everything.
Mom thinks I’m studying with Cass. She always lets me off if she thinks I’m doing homework. She’s a really fast folder and great at customer service and is totally capable of closing up the store by herself, but I hate to think of her getting lonely. Especially because we haven’t had as many customers the last few months. I suspect that people are starting to go to the nicer twenty-four-hour chain off Route 1 with the free dryers. But I don’t tell Mom that. I just keep saying we’re in a lull and it’s a tough season because people dry their clothes on the line outside. I try to believe it, too.
So I’m feeling like a completely terrible daughter. Instead of helping my mom like I should be, I’m spending Cass’s money and some of my birthday cash from my dad. (Every year, about three weeks after my birthday, he sends a card with a $50 bill in it, and only one word written inside: Reg. Not even Dad — just Reg. Like we’re poker buddies or something.) And I’m standing outside waiting for some guy I don’t even know, not so I can introduce myself but so I can gawk at him as he walks across the street.
I wonder if I’ll have a roommate in jail, or if they sentence stalkers to solitary confinement.
At least this time I’m armed with supplies: A few Fosse books I got out of the Trenton Public Library (I’ve decided that I’m a dance major at NYU — it’s something I actually know something about). My backpack. And a half-empty plastic water bottle like I just came from a dance class. I’m wearing black stretchy leggings and a tank top with a hot-pink sports bra. It’s an outfit I used to wear to dance all the time, but for the last few months it’s been crumpled up in the back of my drawer.
Who even does this?
...a YA author living in the best place on earth, New York City. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she spent most of her time doing high kicks and eating falafel. After a stint as a closed caption writer (best memory: captioning the first six Rocky movies for TV), she served as the Features Editor at Broadway.com, where she somehow managed to interview her celebrity crushes Paul Rudd, Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal without fainting or peeing her pants. She is an editorial director for the digital media company PureWow, where she sits in an extremely tall building and eats snacks.
Her first novel, Someday, Somewhere, hits store shelves April 3, 2018.
(3) winners will receive a finished copy of SOMEDAY, SOMEWHERE - US Only!
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