This book is what might have happened if Nina LaCour wrote 42nd Street, but made it about murder. Part mystery, part love story, part love letter to the magic of theater, Echo After Echo follows high school senior Zara Evans as she pursues her first big break as Echo at the storied Aurelia Theater with her idol, director Leopold Hennemann; falls in love with Eli, her assistant light director; and finds herself in the path of a possible vengeful ghost.— Abby
Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared -- for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; or for death in the theater. Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to the visionary director Leopold Henneman, to play her dream role in Echo and Ariston, the Greek tragedy that taught her everything she knows about love. When the director asks Zara to promise that she will have no outside commitments, no distractions, it's easy to say yes. But it's hard not to be distracted when there's a death at the theater -- and then another -- especially when Zara doesn't know if they're accidents, or murder, or a curse that always comes in threes. It's hard not to be distracted when assistant lighting director Eli Vasquez, a girl made of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light, looks at Zara. It's hard not to fall in love. In heart-achingly beautiful prose, Amy Rose Capetta has spun a mystery and a love story into an impossible, inevitable whole -- and cast lantern light on two young women, finding each other on a stage set for tragedy.
About the Author
Amy Rose Capetta studied theater at the Stella Adler Studio as a teenager before spending four years in a Shakespeare troupe. Echo After Echo is her first book with Candlewick Press. Amy Rose Capetta lives in Michigan.