Fade Into You

Fade Into You

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Nikki Darling
This debut novel divulges the life of a Mexican American punk barely surviving high school.

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ISBN: 9781936932412
Publication Date: 11-13-2018

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A portrait of a young girl in the glorious wasteland of 1990s Los Angeles, Fade Into You recalls the hormonal haze and urgency of adolescence.

High school junior Nikki Darling alternates between cutting class and getting high, flirting with drugs, crushes, and counterculture to figure out how she fits into the world. Running increasingly wild with other angst-ridden outcasts, she pushes herself to the edge only to find herself trapped in the cyclical violence of growing up female.

Written in dreamy, subterranean prose, this novel captures the reckless defiance and fragility of girlhood. 

“Nikki Darling hypnotizes with poetry and slang, the edgy mystery of teen friendships, unavailable parents, the uselessness of education, and crucial importance of gossip. She shows us the real world through the eyes of a girl on the cusp of sinking or swimming. Beautiful.” —Michelle Tea, author of Modern Tarot