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The Monster on the Road Is Me

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The Monster on the Road Is Me

By Jp Romney

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr), Hardcover, 9780374316549, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2016

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Description

It starts with the crows. When you see them, you know he's found you.

Koda Okita is a high school student in modern-day Japan who isn t very popular. He suffers from narcolepsy and has to wear a watermelon-sized helmet to protect his head in case he falls. But Koda couldn t care less about his low social standing. He is content with taking long bike rides and hanging out in the convenience store parking lot with his school-dropout friend, Haru.

But when a rash of puzzling deaths sweeps his school, Koda discovers that his narcoleptic naps allow him to steal the thoughts of nearby supernatural beings. He learns that his small town is under threat from a ruthless mountain demon that is hell-bent on vengeance. With the help of a mysterious and not to mention very cute classmate, Koda must find a way to take down this demon. But his unstable and overwhelming new abilities seem to have a mind of their own

J.P. Romney's The Monster on the Road Is Me is a darkly comic debut novel about the unexpected strength we find when we are tested beyond our limits.



About the Author
J. P. Romney taught English in the small mountain town of Hidaka through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. J.P. came to love the culture, beliefs, myths, and customs in Japan. He lives in Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children. The Monster on the Road is Me is his debut novel.
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