|Author: J. R. Angelella|
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|A lonely kid obsessed with zombie movies discovers in his father''s closet a bizarre homemade video of a man strapped to a bed, being prepped for a surgical procedure. As the boy attempts to trace the origin, this sharp, remarkable debut moves to a climax of almost unthinkable violence.|
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A zombie movie-obsessed teen is forced to face a dark family secret in this shocking debut literary novel from a talented new author.
"Wow! A crazy, wicked knock-out of a book!" -Garth Stein
Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Barker attends an all-boys Catholic high school where roving gangs of bullies make his days a living hell. His mother in an absentee pillhead, his older brother a self-diagnosed sex-addict, and his father disappears night after night withour explanation. jeremy navigates it all with a code cobbled together from the zombie movies he's obsessed with: NIght of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, Planet Terror, Zombieland, and Dawn of the Dead among others.
The code is put tp the test when he discovers in his father's closet a bizarre homemade video of a man strapped to a bed, being prepped for some sort of surgical procedure. As Jeremy attempts to trace the origin of the video, this remarkable debut moves from its sharp, precocious beginnnings to a climax of almost unthinkable violence, testin hi, and the reader, to the core.
"[The] novel crackles with energy and attitude." 03/19/2012