Individual Author Record
Name: Augustus RosePen Name: None Genre: Fiction Mystery Born: in Sites:
Illinois ConnectionRose lives in Chicago. He teaches at the University of Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationAugustus Rose grew up in Bolinas, California, and later moved to San Francisco. Augustus Rose’s debut novel The Readymade Thief came out from Viking Books in 2017. His screenplay Far From Cool was a finalist in the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships. He has an MA in Creative Writing from UC Davis and a BA in Film from UC Santa Barbara.Currently residing in Chicago, Rose teaches fiction writing at the University of Chicago.
- The Readymade Thief, Viking, 2017
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The Readymade Thief
ISBN: 0735221839 Viking. 2017 “The most must-read of all must-reads.”—Marie Claire
“Akickass debut from start to finish.”—Colson Whitehead, author ofThe Underground Railroad
Lee Cuddy is seventeen years old and on the run.
Betrayed by her family after taking the fall for a friend, Lee finds refuge in a cooperative of runaways holed up in an abandoned building they call the Crystal Castle. But the façade of the Castle conceals a far more sinister agenda, one hatched by a society of fanatical men set on decoding a series of powerful secrets hidden in plain sight. And they believe Lee holds the key to it all.
Aided by Tomi, a young hacker and artist with whom she has struck a wary alliance, Lee escapes into the unmapped corners of the city—empty aquariums, deserted motels, patrolled museums, and even the homes of vacationing families. But the deeper she goes underground, the more tightly she finds herself bound in the strange web she’s trying to elude. Desperate and out of options, Lee steps from the shadows to face who is after her—and why.
A novel of puzzles, conspiracies, secret societies, urban exploration, art history, and a singular, indomitable heroine, The Readymade Thief heralds the arrival of a spellbinding and original new talent in fiction.