Fingers

William Sleator

Tor Teen

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Eighteen-year-old Sam has always been jealous of his younger brother, Humphrey, the famous “wonder child” pianist. But now that Humphrey is fifteen, the one-time child prodigy isn’t able to get any more bookings. Sam’s mother refuses to accept that Humphrey’s career is over and devises a scheme to recapture his fame: Sam will compose “new works” by a long dead gypsy composer, and they will tell the world that the composer is dictating the music to Humphrey from the grave. The scheme is a wild success—until some ghostly occurrences convince Sam that the spirit of the dead composer has actually taken over Humphrey’s fingers. Have Sam and his family unleashed a force from beyond the grave?

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Fingers
1"YOU'RE NUTS, Bridget," I said sullenly.I was stretched out on a bed in a dark little hotel room in Venice, far from the Grand Canal. Teatro La Fenice, tomorrow night, was Humphrey's last booking."No, I'm not nuts, Sam," Bridget said. "I'd call it imaginative." She was sitting in a rickety chair at the toylike desk in the corner, elegant, even in her bathrobe.I sighed. "Why don't you just give up and let Humphrey stop performing? You haven't given him a real break in years. It might be good for him. Maybe there's a chance he could still turn out normal.

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“A throat-clutching novel.”—Publishers Weekly on Fingers

“Well-paced supernatural tale with a sense of humor.”—Los Angeles Herald-Examiner on Fingers

“Highly suspenseful, with effective touches of humor.”—School Library Journal on Fingers

“Cleverly offbeat—weird coincidences, foreshadowings, and all—and its suspense so well managed.”—Booklist on Fingers

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William Sleator

For more than thirty years, William Sleator has thrilled readers with his inventive books. His House of Stairs was named one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Young Adult Library Services Association. He divides his time between homes in Boston and rural Thailand.

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Fingers
William Sleator

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
June 2006
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ISBN: 9781466827295
ISBN10: 1466827297
Young Adult Fiction208 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$7.99
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