Scowler

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Scowler

By Daniel Kraus

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Library Binding, 9780375990946, 289pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2013

Description

Equal parts haunting and horrifying, this literary horror novel gives readers insight into the mind of a controlling homicidal man and the son who must stop him.
"Marvin Burke is one of the great monsters of literature, a figure of immense, credible terror and savagery."--Cory Doctorow, author of "Little Children" and coeditor of "Boing Boing
Imagine your father is a monster. Would that mean there are monsters inside you, too?
"Nineteen-year-old Ry Burke, his mother, and little sister eke out a living on their dying family farm. Ry wishes for anything to distract him from the grim memories of his father's physical and emotional abuse. Then a meteorite falls from the sky, bringing with it not only a fragment from another world but also the arrival of a ruthless man intent on destroying the entire family. Soon Ry is forced to defend himself by resurrecting a trio of imaginary childhood protectors: kindly Mr. Furrington, wise Jesus, and the bloodthirsty Scowler.

"From the Hardcover edition.



About the Author
DANIEL KRAUS is a writer, an editor, and a filmmaker. He lives with his wife in Chicago. His newest work, "Trollhunters," is written with Guillermo del Toro. Visit him at DanielKraus.com and follow him on Twitter @DanielDKraus. "From the Hardcover edition."

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