SoHo, 1981. Twelve-year-old Olympia is an artist — and in her neighborhood, that's normal. Her dad and his business partner Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother makes intricate sculptures in a corner of their loft, leaving Ollie to roam the streets of New York with her best friends Richard and Alex, drawing everything that catches her eye.
Then everything falls apart. Ollie's dad disappears in the middle of the night, leaving her only a cryptic note and instructions to destroy it. Her mom has gone to bed, and she's not getting up. Apollo is hiding something, Alex is acting strange, and Richard has questions about the mysterious stranger he saw outside. And someone keeps calling, looking for a missing piece of art....
Olympia knows her dad is the key — but first, she has to find him, and time is running out. Nostalgic, wistful, and hopeful, this debut novel explores mental illness, friendship, and creating meaning out of difficult times.
"Tucker skillfully balances themes of mental illness, friendship, and creativity under tough circumstances in her memorable debut. The vibrant, eccentric characters are authentic, the early-1980s SoHo setting is clearly wrought (rich with descriptive details such as fad diets and artist-in-residence lofts), and the Konigsburg-tinged art mystery satisfies." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Publication Date||Jun 4, 2019|
|Publisher||Viking Books for Young Readers|