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A gripping and intriguing thriller set in an all-too-possible future - a world where the lights have gone out for ever-
THE CITY OF EMBER is the debut novel from an exciting new American writer, Jeanne DuPrau. Having been a teacher, an editor and a technical writer, Jeanne DuPrau now writes full-time. She lives in California.
"A good story for those who like a down-to-earth element in their underground fantasies" * Carousel * "A gripping read with a powerful sense of place and which leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the sequel" * The School Librarian * "A fast-paced sci-fi thriller with an exciting and well-constructed plot" * Inis * "DuPrau . . . is a most engaging writer: direct, succinct, delivering lively characters and genuine suspense, sustaining the mystery but generous with her clues" * TES * "A superb read" * Teen Titles *