"This novel and its trio of teenagers surprised me over and over again. Prodigies is a rip-roaring, unexpected, funny and utterly original escape. This rousing trip to another era comes at just the right time." - Angie Abdou, author of In Case I Go and This One Wild Life
In the mid-1870s, Daniel McCormack, a street urchin in New York’s dangerous Five Points district, attracts the attention of a criminal gang with his astounding hand-eye co-ordination. Elsewhere, Lincoln Henry, a Tennessee-born child of ex-slaves, turns heads with his gift for geometry and mathematics, and Lily Mandeville, an orphan working with a traveling circus, discovers her talent for talking with dogs.
Daniel’s gang and Lily’s circus travel to greener pastures in the west, while Lincoln becomes an apprentice to a steam-engine mechanic. In the boomtown of Deadwood, in the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory, they’ll unite to oppose a power-mad mining baron.
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