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Draw the Dark

By Ilsa J. Bick

This is an intense paranormal mystery with a truly unique historical background.

Draw the Dark is a young adult paranormal mystery about the reclamation of the forgotten past and the redemptive power of love. There are things in Winter, Wisconsin, folks just don't talk about. That murder way back in '45 is one. Christian Cage is another. When he was three, Christian's mother abruptly vanished and the boy coped by obsessively painting her. Now Christian is seventeen and still painting, still looking-and what flows from his brush has a weird habit of coming true. After he sleepwalks and spray-paints swastikas and a queer set of wolfs eyes on an abandoned barn, Christian's ordered to see a psychiatrist, work at an old age home and stay out of trouble, or else be remanded to the state. But what no one expects is the day Christian meets Winter's last surviving Jew and then discovers one more thing best forgotten: the day the Nazis came to town.

  • Dark, angsty, sympathetic narrator., It's not ""based on a true story"" but it does shine a light on a bit of history not often remembered (Nazi PQWs in the US).

About the author

Ilsa J. Bick is a child psychiatrist, as well as a film scholar, surgeon wannabe, former Air Force major, and an award-winning, best-selling author of short stories, e-books, and novels. She has written extensively in the Star Trek, Batt/etech, Mechwarrior: Dark Age, and Shadowrun universes. Her original stories have been featured in numerous anthologies, magazines and on line venues. lIsa's YA paranormal, Draw the Dark, was a semifinalist for the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (as Stalag Winter) and winner of the Westchester Fiction Award. Ilsa currently lives with her family and other furry creatures in rural Wisconsin and across the street from the local Hebrew cemetery. One thing she loves about the neighbors: They're very quiet and come around for sugar only once in a blue moon.

ISBN: 9780761356868
Imprint: Carolrhoda Lab – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2010
Dimensions: 133 x 191mm, 344pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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