The Ask and the Answer (Hardcover)

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Part two of the literary sci-fi thriller follows a boy and a girl who are caught in a warring town where thoughts can be heard -- and secrets are never safe.
Reaching the end of their tense and desperate flight in THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, Todd and Viola did not find healing and hope in Haven. They found instead their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss, waiting to welcome them to New Prentisstown. There they are forced into separate lives: Todd to prison, and Viola to a house of healing where her wounds are treated. Soon Viola is swept into the ruthless activities of the Answer, aimed at overthrowing the tyrannical government. Todd, meanwhile, faces impossible choices when forced to join the mayor's oppressive new regime. In alternating narratives -- Todd's gritty and volatile; Viola's calmer but equally stubborn -- the two struggle to reconcile their own dubious actions with their deepest beliefs. Torn by confusion and compromise, suspicion and betrayal, can their trust in each other possibly survive?

About the Author


PATRICK NESS was born and raised in the United States. He is the author of the bestselling novel A Monster Calls and the Chaos Walking trilogy. He has won the Carnegie Medal twice, and his works have been shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and translated into twenty-five languages. He lives in London, England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763644901
ISBN-10: 0763644900
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: September 8th, 2009
Pages: 519
Language: English