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Mors vincit omnia.

Death conquers all.

London, 1883.


The Veil between the living and dead has thinned. Violet-eyed mediums commune with spirits under the watchful eye of the Royal Speaker Society, and sixteen-year-old Silas Bell would rather rip out his violet eyes than become an obedient Speaker wife. According to Mother, he’ll be married by the end of the year. It doesn’t matter that he’s needed a decade of tutors to hide his autism; that he practices surgery on slaughtered pigs; that he is a boy, not the girl the world insists on seeing.


After a failed attempt to escape an arranged marriage, Silas is diagnosed with Veil sickness―a mysterious disease sending violet-eyed women into madness―and shipped away to Braxton’s Finishing School and Sanitorium. The facility is cold, the instructors merciless, and the students either bloom into eligible wives or disappear. When the ghosts of missing students start begging Silas for help, he decides to reach into Braxton’s innards and expose its guts to the world―if the school doesn’t break him first.


Featuring an autistic trans protagonist in a historical setting, Andrew Joseph White’s much-anticipated sophomore novel does not back down from exposing the violence of the patriarchy and the harm inflicted on trans youth who are forced into conformity.

The Spirit Bares Its Teeth by Andrew Joseph White

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  • Format: Hardback 

    ISBN: 9781682636114

    Imprint: Peachtree Publishers

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