Andrew Joseph White | The Spirit Bares Its Teeth

The King's English is proud to partner with the Legendarium and Under the Umbrella to host trans YA author Andrew Joseph White to celebrate his sophomore release, The Spirit Bares Its Teeth

This in-person event is open to the public and will take place at the Legendarium Bookstore. More information can be found here. 

Pre-order your signed copy of The Spirit Bares Its Teeth today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. If you cannot make this event, signed copies of The Spirit Bares Its Teeth may be ordered from our website.

About the book:

New York Times bestselling author Andrew Joseph White returns with the transgressive gothic horror of our time!

The Spirit Bares Its Teeth cuts like a scalpel and reads like your darkest nightmare. A blood-soaked and nauseating triumph.

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 trans, autistic Silas Bell would rather rip out his violet eyes than become an obedient Speaker wife.

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. 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—so long as 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.

Event date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
Legendarium Bookstore
349 E 900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
The Spirit Bares Its Teeth By Andrew Joseph White Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682636114
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peachtree Teen - September 5th, 2023