Dec 9th, 2008
Large format hardcover: 224 pages
Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child, sixteen-year-old Erin has spent half of her life in therapy and on drugs, but now must face the possibility of weird things in the real world, including shapeshifting friends and her “alter,” a centuries-old vampire.
-Text from http://catalog.loc.gov/
The Library of Congress Online Catalog
Sixteen-year-old Erin Misrahe just wants to be like everyone else in her new school. But Erin has more to worry about than passing AP Chemistry or making friends. In times of stress, she has always been overcome by her alter ego, Shevaun, whose violent behavior wreaks havoc on those around her. Erin can never remember anything about these episodes, and she’s grateful to have been spared them for a while.
But when a protective friend comes back into Erin’s life, he insists that Shevaun is a vampire who actually exists apart from Erin. Shevaun has dangerous allies, like the handsome witch Adjila—and they’re determined to sever Shevaun’s connection to Erin once and for all.
-Text from RandomHouse
Delacorte Press (c) 2008
Cover by Cliff Neilson
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Book Video Award 2008 Finalist (Persistence of Memory)
In the Author’s Words
From SlayGround, Blog Tour:
Persistence of Memory… was a story I started in 2000, when I was in tenth grade, and did not finish until 2007. I experienced writer’s block about halfway in, and put it aside for years, not just once but twice.
Did you know..?
* Amelia had started this story (“0113 Untitled”) when she was in high school. Many of the original characters were named after members of her fencing team. It wasn’t until years later, when Amelia spent the night in the emergency room comforting a close friend, that Amelia returned to Erin’s story to finish it!