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The game of Love and Death

  • ISBN: 0545668344
  • ISBN: 9780545668347
  • Physical Description: 329 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.

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Summary, etc.: "Antony and Cleopatra. Helen of Troy and Paris. Romeo and Juliet. And now... Henry and Flora. For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to influence, angling for supremacy. And Death has always won. Always. Could there ever be one time, one place, one pair whose love would truly tip the balance? Meet Flora Saudade, an African-American girl who dreams of becoming the next Amelia Earhart by day and sings in the smoky jazz clubs of Seattle by night. Meet Henry Bishop, born a few blocks and a million worlds away, a white boy with his future assured -- a wealthy adoptive family in the midst of the Great Depression, a college scholarship, and all the opportunities in the world seemingly available to him. The players have been chosen. The dice have been rolled. But when human beings make moves of their own, what happens next is anyone's guess."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Seattle (Wash.) History 20th century Fiction
Seattle (Wash.) History 20th century Juvenile fiction
Race relations Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Death Fiction
Love Fiction
Depressions 1929 Juvenile fiction
Race relations Juvenile fiction
Women jazz singers Juvenile fiction
Orphans Juvenile fiction
African American teenage girls Juvenile fiction
Teenage boys Juvenile fiction
Death (Personification) Juvenile fiction
Genre: Historical fiction

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