From a Sundance Books and Music news release
Northern Nevada young adult novelist Tracy Clark will be reading from and signing her latest book, Mirage (HMH Books, 2016), from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Sundance Books and Music.
Mirage is about 17-year-old Ryan Poitier Sharpe, a gutsy, outgoing girl who spends her summer days hurling herself out of planes at her parents’ skydiving center in the Mojave Desert. Fiercely independent and willing to take risks, she challenges those around her to live life fully. But after a brush with death, Ryan is severely altered—she’s not the same thrill-seeking girl she once was and seems to be teetering on the edge of psychosis. As her relationships crumble and her life unravels, Ryan must fight the girl she’s become—or lose herself forever—in this eerie and atmospheric thriller.
The author lived in a Verdi trailer park before her family moved to Southern California, where she spent her youth as a “Valley Girl.” A mother of two now living in Nevada’s scenic Carson Valley, Clark is a private pilot and irredeemable dreamer. Mirage is her fourth book. Her young adult trilogy—Scintillate, Deviate and Illuminate—has drawn critical acclaim.