Last Dance at the Frosty Queen

Publisher: Laurel Leaf
On the dock of a lake in a tiny town at the corner of Nowhere & Nowhere, he sits counting the seconds until his high school graduation—at which point Arthur M. Flood intends to leave his hick life far behind in the brown Kansas dust. That's the plan. Until . . . up from the lake's muddy depths swims a girl. She's not a mermaid, but she is the one who shakes up Arty's life, makes him mad and mad for her, and helps him find a pathway to his past, his future, and where his heart truly lies.

Teens will recognize their own emotional landscape in this steamy, funny, coming-of-age tale in which the heart tries to hide, only to be utterly exposed by love and lust, lost and found.


From the Hardcover edition.

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I wheel the Death Mobile onto Broadway, my hometown’s main drag, and head west. Pierre, my bosses’ standard poodle, sticks his delighted-doggie head out the window, his tongue flapping. The digital thermometer on the savings and loan blinks 93 degrees—and it’s only May 6. They say it’s going...
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PRAISE FOR

“Uhlig’s evocation of small-town life is perfect . . . echoed in changes, at turns poignant and dramatic.”—School Library Journal

“Raging hormones, angsty rants and reckless behavior fuel this accomplished black comedy.”—Publishers Weekly


From the Paperback edition.