Never Look Back
Expertly blends reality and fantasy to explore what's behind love and loss, what it takes to heal. - Randy Ribay, author of National Book Award finalist Patron Saints of Nothing
Acclaimed author Lilliam Rivera blends a touch of magical realism into a timely story about cultural identity, overcoming trauma, and the power of first love.
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About the Author
Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels Dealing in Dreams and The Education of Margot Sanchez. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, Lenny Letter, Tin House, Nightmare Magazine, and Magazine for Fantasy & Science Fiction, to name a few. Lilliam grew up in the Bronx and currently lives in Los Angeles.
"A revitalized and layered retelling that expertly blends reality and fantasy to explore what's behind love and loss, what it takes to heal." --Randy Ribay, author of National Book Award Finalist PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING
"Haunting and richly detailed, this is a beautiful re-imagining that will hurt and heal, sometimes on the same page." --Mark Oshiro, author of ANGER IS A GIFT
"Never Look Back reimagines the Orpheus myth into a bold creation that only Lilliam Rivera could breathe into life. A strange, unsettling love song of a book." --Elana K. Arnold, Printz Honor-winning author of DAMSEL
"As brutal as it is beautiful, Dealing in Dreams pulls no punches, launching us on a wild, relentless ride through the cutthroat streets of this brilliantly-realized dystopian world." --Daniel José Older, author of the New York Times bestselling series Shadowshaper Cypher, on DEALING IN DREAMS
"Taking cues from Judge Dredd, Mad Max, and The Hunger Games, Rivera . . . has created a uniquely brutal hellscape. . . . Readers are left with a more ambiguous--and ambitious--tale that will have them questioning what kinds of people they'd be if freed from society's mores." --Booklist, starred review, on DEALING IN DREAMS
"Rivera effectively presents the complexity of female relationships, which will resonate strongly with readers. . . . A novel exploration of societal roles, gender, and equality through the eyes of captivating lead." --SLJ, starred review, on DEALING IN DREAMS
"Introducing Lilliam Rivera, one of the most unique and exciting new voices in YA.The Education of Margot Sanchez is funny, poignant, compelling and authentic." --Matt de la Peña, acclaimed author of LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET, on THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ
"Shatters the myth of assimilation by exposing the loss and ache that comes with it. Instead, Lilliam Rivera tells the reader that there is nothing more powerful and beautiful than staying true to oneself." --Isabel Quintero, author of GABI: A GIRL IN PIECES, on THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ
"A debut of great candor, depth, and empathy." --Booklist on THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ