Gods of Manhattan
By Scott Mebus
(Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525479550, 272pp.)
Publication Date: April 17, 2008
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Look. What do you see? Sidewalks, skyscrapers, pigeons? But there?s more. More that only twelve-year-old Rory Hennessey can see. More that only Rory can reveal to others.
So, look again. What do you see? Layered on our own New York is a spirit city inhabited by warrior cockroaches, malevolent subway trains, kung fu rodents, hungry gargoyles, and children made entirely of papier-mache. Built by history and legend, it?s ruled by the Gods of Manhattan, lions of New York like Peter Stuyvesant and Babe Ruth.
Now everyone is racing to find Rory?the boy who can see. The boy who can change the destiny of New York.
Scott Mebus is the author of books for adults (Booty Nomad and The Big Happy) and has worked as a producer and director in television (for MTV and VH1). He also writes and performs for theater and does stand-up comedy. Scott lives in New York City.