• Paperback: 352 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 19, 2012)
Suki Piper is a stranger in her hometown. . . .
After ten years in New Zealand, Suki returns to London, to a city that won’t let her in. However, a chance visit with Peggy—an old family friend who still lives in the building where she grew up—convinces Suki that there is a way to reconnect with the life she left behind a decade earlier. But the more involved she becomes with Peggy’s dysfunctional family, including Peggy’s wayward sixteen-year-old grandson, the more Suki finds herself mysteriously slipping back in time—to the night of a party her parents threw in their garden more than twenty years ago, when something happened in an old, long-unused air-raid shelter. . . .
A breathtaking whirlwind of mystery, transgression, and self-discovery, Bianca Zander’s The Girl Below is a haunting tale of secrets, human frailty, and dark memory that heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new literary talent.
“I just loved The Girl Below—it’s so real and moving, so funny and smart, so sharp and artful. In every sense, Bianca Zander is a fantastic writer, and I’m recommending this magical novel to all my friends.” — Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Prep and American Wife
British-born Bianca Zander has lived in Auckland, New Zealand, for the past two decades. An established journalist, she has written for numerous publications, including The Listener, the Sunday Star-Times, and the Dominion Post. She has produced radio shows and written for film and television, including writing the dramatic short film The Handover, which screened in competition at the Chicago Film Festival. Bianca holds an M.A. in creative writing from Victoria University, Wellington. The Girl Below is her first novel.
Bianca’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, June 19th: Pingwing’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, June 20th: Me and Reading
Wednesday, June 20th: Into the Hall of Books
Monday, June 25th: Stiletto Storytime
Tuesday, June 26th: Tina’s Book Reviews
Wednesday, June 27th: Twisting the Lens
Thursday, June 28th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Friday, June 29th: The House of the Seven Tails
Monday, July 2nd: Peeking Between the Pages
Tuesday, July 3rd: Life In Review
Thursday, July 5th: Wordsmithonia
Friday, July 6th: Layers of Thought
Wednesday, July 11th: The Road to Here