Neal & Jarrod Shusterman | ROXY – at Takoma Park Library

Upcoming Event
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 4:00pm

This event is in-person at the Takoma Park, MD Community Center Auditorium

Politics and Prose is delighted to partner with the Takoma Park Maryland Library for an exciting program with authors Neal and Jarrod Shusterman.

Neal and Jarrod Shusterman are back with inventive take on the opioid crisis rendering drugs as gods competing for human souls. 

Ivy and Isaac are twins whose lives spin out of control when the gods Roxy (Roxycontin) and Addison (Adderall) place a bet to see who can bring their human target to the “end of the line” first.  Isaac quickly becomes addicted to painkillers after he was given Roxy for a sports injury, and Ivy, diagnosed with ADD, loves the way Addi makes her feel more in charge of her life and soon begins abusing her prescription.  As the twins struggle with their addictions, Roxy and Addi seduce them into increasingly destructive situations. Other gods tell their stories in chapters interspersed within the narrative. Gripping and heartbreaking from the first page to the last, this inventive take on the opioid crisis rendering drugs as gods competing for human souls. 

Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including the Unwind dystology, the Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his series, Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. Neal is the father of four, all of whom are talented writers and artists themselves. 

Jarrod Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Dry and Roxy. He writes screenplays and YA fiction with his partner, Sofía, and their upcoming novel is a fun romance thriller titled Retro. They have a passion for storytelling across many mediums, with love and multiculturalism as an ethos, and enjoy traveling the world and learning new languages.  

Ages 13+

 

 

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Roxy Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534451254
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 9th, 2021

Dry Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481481977
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442472433
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017