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The Heights

A Contemporary Imagining of "Wuthering Heights"

Author: Brian James

The Heights

The Heights

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About This Book

A compelling, gritty, and heartbreaking YA novel about love and betrayal, based on the literary classic, Wuthering Heights.

Page Count
256
On Sale
04/27/2009

Book Details

Henry liked to imagine his life began that cold rainy day in San Francisco when Mr. Earnshaw found him shivering by the side of the road. That was the day Henry met Catherine. For Henry, Catherine is like a precious gift. She pushes away his angry thoughts and makes him feel safe and calm. And though Mr. Earnshaw, a widow, raises the orphan and Catherine as brother and sister, their love for each other goes much deeper. They vow to always be together.

But everything changes when Mr. Earnshaw dies suddenly and Hindley, Mr. Earnshaw's own son, gains control of the family finances. Furiously jealous, Hindley never accepted Henry as a true member of the family. He works to sever Henry's relationship with Catherine and the violent rage Henry has harbored since he was a child bubbles to the surface. . . .

Contemporizing the classic novel, Wuthering Heights, notable YA author, Brian James delives into the dark nature of obsessive love, the social injustices of class, and the self-destructive power of revenge in this emotionally raw unforgettable offering.

Imprint Publisher

Feiwel & Friends

ISBN

9781429930406

Reading Guide

In The News

“Acts of increasing cruelty underscore this novel's provocative, daring questions about the human spirit's irreparable breaking points and the roots of obsessive love.” —Booklist

“The author succeeds at creating a modern-day story of doomed love with convincing depths of emotion.” —The Horn Book Review

“This contemporary retelling of the classic and super-romantic fave, Wuthering Heights, is a gothic love story at its best.” —Justine Magazine

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The Heights

The Heights

$11.99

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