Angels Don't Get Tattoos
by CeCelia R. Zorn


Overview - Kennedy Winger is a savvy 16-year-old with end-stage cancer, a leg amputation, and a lily tattoo. Driven by her gritty independence, she expects to die peacefully in her family's small home in a burly, well-worn Madison, Wisconsin neighborhood. Instead, K collides with family, friends, societal isolation, her aching heart, and a brutal secret from her past.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Kennedy Winger is a savvy 16-year-old with end-stage cancer, a leg amputation, and a lily tattoo. Driven by her gritty independence, she expects to die peacefully in her family's small home in a burly, well-worn Madison, Wisconsin neighborhood. Instead, K collides with family, friends, societal isolation, her aching heart, and a brutal secret from her past. Sometimes prickly, but always with a smart sense of humor, K feels like the caged lion cub at the zoo and declares cancer isn't the teddybear-angel society sells. She invents a way to help her younger brother and is tempted to restart cancer treatment. Angels Don't Get Tattoos is fi lled with anger, revenge, sadness, shame, fear, and love. Her pet dog, Beatles music, the hospice nurse, and the clumsy love of family, three best friends, and a neighbor kid carry K through dying and death. But K's story doesn't end on the last page.
" Heart-wrenching and heartfelt, Zorn's debut novel takes readers on an unforgettable journey, one in which the complexities of death are revealed through one young woman's zest for life. It explores the secrets we're brave enough to share in the little time we've got." -B.J. Hollars, assistant professor and author of Thirteen Loops, Opening the Doors, and Dispatches from the Drownings
" I'm on page 28 and can barely put it down...It's pitch perfect emotionally...Can't wait to read the next book"
-Dr. Katherine Schneider, Retired clinical psychologist and author of Your Treasure Hunt: Disabilities and Finding Your Gold


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  • ISBN-13: 9781457530647
  • ISBN-10: 1457530643
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.51 x 0.37 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.46 pounds


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