Pepper leads a busy life with all the freedom a Gen-X kid could want. She lives with her distracted father on a hippy commune transitioning to a biker maintenance and repair garage in North Georgia. Getting around on her lovingly maintained two-wheeler, she juggles commune chores, food scavenging, and two paying jobs. When her first permanent tooth pushes through, she comes into some easy money. By capturing her tooth faery, she secures a knowledgeable mentor who will teach her how to eat in the wild and honor her own true North.
Iris is a young woman coming of age in wartime England. She shares her frustration about limited career opportunities and dreary fashion choices with her faery friend, who enjoys visiting the beck behind her parents' home. When Iris makes some photographs of herself with Maeve, she launches a controversy in the human realm, putting Maeve's reputation and her people's way-of-life in peril. The unintended betrayal strains their friendship to the limit.
Matthew's mother excessively dotes on him, worrying incessantly that he is not eating enough, despite clear evidence to the contrary. His weight isolates him from his peers and traps him in a struggle against his only loved-one. Maeve helps him tune in to his emerging inner voice and stand up for himself. Unwittingly, he is drawn into faery politics and Maeve's network of benevolent manipulation, reaping both benefits and heartache.
Macie is tough and shrewd, but takes too many hard knocks as a grifter. As Macie's life falls apart, Maeve does what she can to salvage the only good thing from the tattered ribbons of Macie's destruction.
Through narrative and letters, Flossed & Found tracks tooth retrieval agent Maeve Faedent as she meddles with her clients' lives, using the relationships to undermine the secrecy protocols in her own world and rescue a few humans along the way.
This book was previously published as Pillow Talk.