Spanning the twentieth century, exploring themes of belonging and forgiveness, STRANGER is an epic and unforgettable love story to cherish from award-winning author Keren David.
Astor, Ontario. 1904.
A boy staggers out of the forest covered in blood and collapses at the feet of 16-year-old Emmy. While others are suspicious and afraid, Emmy is drawn to him. Is he really the monster the townsfolk say he is?
Astor, Ontario. 1994.
Megan arrives from London for her great grandmother Emmy's 105th birthday. It should be a happy family occasion, but Megan is nursing a broken heart and carrying a secret she fears might consume her.
One family. Two women. A century of secrets. A timeless love story.
Keren David's writing . . . has heart without being sentimental, is skilfully plotted, and its emotional and moral landscapes are nuanced. - the Guardian on Salvage
Completely engrossing. I couldn't put it down. - Cat Clarke, author of Girlhood
David gets better with every book - Daily Mail on Salvage
Two strong female voices and a story to match - Joanna Nadin, author of Joe All Alone
A gripping story about how we treat strangers, children and those outside the law [with] tantalising exposition of mystery and crime brilliantly done. A really accomplished and enjoyable YA novel - Amanda Craig, author of The Lie of the Land
Keren David is a journalist and YA star who has been shortlisted for The Bookseller's YA Book Prize, the UKLA award and the Branford Boase Award, and nominated five times for the Carnegie Prize.
Keren David started out in journalism as a teenage messenger, she trained as a reporter, and then later worked for many national papers before moving to Amsterdam with her family where she studied art history, learned to cycle and failed to learn Dutch. In 2007 she returned to London, and took a creative writing evening class at City University. Her first book, the award-winning When I Was Joe started out as a plot-planning exercise on the course.
Keren is Features Editor for a national newspaper, and a Visiting Lecturer at City University. She is working on a musical adaptation of her book Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery. Cuckoo is Keren's seventh book.