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A Perfect Blank

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Author: Rye Duran
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp • Suggestions for Further Reading, Written in Verse, Excerpt from Similar Verse Books, About the Author, Hi-lo text
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8286-8 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 978-1-5383-8343-8 • $25.80 | $19.40
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8285-1 • $16.35 | $14.20
Project Apogee had one mission: to create biologically engineered perfect teenagers. The teenagers were supposed to be expressions of a perfect genetic mapping of traits, an example of the New Human. But when the teens go before the project committee, they are found to be utterly normal and unremarkable, a disappointment. Then there’s Alex, the lost teen who failed years ago, who might just be the most remarkable of them all.
“VERDICT: For the collection looking to build its LGBT titles, this is a book that praises every life as remarkable and worthy.” —School Library Journal

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About the Author:
Rye Duran is a trans writer and multidisciplinary artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Duran studied creative writing at University of Massachusetts Amherst and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Duran’s fabulist hybrid-genre work has appeared in Ninth Letter, Salt Hill, and Bat City Review. Favorite authors include Octavia Butler and Matthew Salesses.