Raising Stony Mayhall

Raising Stony Mayhall

By Daryl Gregory

Del Rey Books, Paperback, 9780345522375, 422pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2011

Description

From award-winning author Daryl Gregory, whom "Library Journal" called a] bright new voice of the twenty-first century, " "comes a new breed of zombie novel a surprisingly funny, vividly frightening, and ultimately deeply moving story of self-discovery and family love." "
In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman's arms is a baby, stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda and he begins to move.
The family hides the child whom they name Stony rather than turn him over to authorities that would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow. For years his adoptive mother and sisters manage to keep his existence a secret until one terrifying night when Stony is forced to run and he learns that he is not the only living dead boy left in the world.



About the Author
Daryl Gregory was the 2009 winner of IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award for his first novel "Pandemonium". His second novel, "The Devil's Alphabet", was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award and was named one of the best books of 2009 by "Publishers Weekly". His short fiction has appeared in "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Asimov s Science Fiction Magazine, " and" The Year s Best SF. "He has also written comics for BOOM! Studios and IDW.


Praise For Raising Stony Mayhall

Raising Stony Mayhall, like all of Daryl Gregory’s stories and novels I’ve read, is so good that I grieved when I got to the last page, because I wanted it to just go on and on.”—Chris Roberson, New York Times bestselling author of iZombie

“A brilliant contribution to the literature of the fantastic. Heartfelt, fascinating, suspenseful, and terrifying, this book involves the reader as only the very best stories can: by entering our dreams—and nightmares.”—Jack Skillingstead, author of Harbinger

Praise for Daryl Gregory
 
“Compelling and creepy . . . evokes the best of Stephen King.”—Kirkus Reviews, on The Devil’s Alphabet
 
“A wickedly clever entertainment.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Pandemonium