|Author: Nancy Springer|
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|Dusie has always known puberty was going to be confusing, but she never realized it would be catastrophic. One morning she wakes to find that her hair has become a writhing mass of slithering snakes. Then she discovers the truth about her family: she was named after her long-lost aunt Medusa and they are all gorgons in hiding.|
From the Publisher:
When she wakes one morning to find her hair has been transformed into snakes, finds out she is a distant relative of Medusa, and is told by her mother that she is one of several gorgons-in-hiding living in New York City, Dusie's life takes an unexpected turn as she struggles to come to terms with her new identity and dangerous powers.At age thirteen Dusie makes the horrifying discovery that she, like her New York artist mother, is a Gorgon--a Greek mythological monster sprouting snakes from her head and capable of turning humans into stone with one angry look.