MINNEAPOLIS--()--In The Twelve-Fingered Boy, a YA novel written by John Hornor Jacobs and published by Carolrhoda Lab™, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, readers meet 15-year-old Shreve Cannon, a teen who doesn't mind juvie. In juvie, Shreve has life figured out. Then the new fish shows up.
“quite simply, the best zombie novel I’ve read in years.”
Jack's a quiet kid. Small. Cries himself to sleep. He's no standard-issue inmate, though. There are his hands—more specifically his fingers, all twelve of ’em. And when he gets angry, something weird happens. The air wavers. And then…well, best take cover.
Jack isn't the only new face in juvie. There's Mr. Quincrux. Quincrux has an unusual interest in Jack and Shreve, and it quickly becomes clear that innocent bystanders aren't going to get in his way. So Jack and Shreve bust out.
On the lam, they quickly discover that Jack has abilities—hell, superpowers—that might give them a fighting chance against Quincrux, if they can stay alive long enough to figure them out.
Praise for The Twelve-Fingered Boy:
"John Hornor Jacobs conjures dark magic with The Twelve-Fingered Boy. A powerful new voice whispering out of the dark."
—New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry
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About the Author
John Hornor Jacobs is the author of two adult novels: Southern Gods, which was short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel, and This Dark Earth, which award-winning author Brian Keene called "quite simply, the best zombie novel I’ve read in years." Jacobs lives with his family in Arkansas. Visit him at www.johnhornorjacobs.com.
About the Publisher
Carolrhoda Lab™ is dedicated to distinctive, provocative, boundary-pushing fiction for teens. Carolrhoda Lab™ probes and examines the young-adult condition one novel at a time, affording YA authors and readers an opportunity to explore and experiment with thoughts, ideas, and paradigms in the human condition. Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles for children and young adults.
$17.95 Hardcover, Jacketed
280 Pages ● 5¼ x 7½
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