Mongrels: A Novel

By Stephen Graham Jones

A spellbinding and darkly funny coming-of-age tale approximately an strange boy, whose kinfolk lives at the edge of society and struggles to outlive in a adversarial global that shuns and fears them.

He was once born an interloper, just like the remainder of his relations. terrible but resilient, he lives within the shadows together with his aunt Libby and uncle Darren, people who stubbornly make their method in a society that doesn't comprehend or wish them. they're mongrels, combined blood, neither this nor that. The boy on the heart of Mongrels needs to come to a decision if he belongs at the highway along with his aunt and uncle, or if he suits with the folk at the different facet of the tracks.

For ten years, he and his kin have lived a lifetime of late-night exits and slim escapes—always at the flow around the South to stick one step sooner than the legislation. however the time is coming near whilst Darren and Libby will ultimately be aware of if their nephew is like them or now not. And the shut calls they’ve been operating from for therefore lengthy are catching up speedy now. every thing is ready to change.

A compelling and interesting trip, Mongrels alternates among prior and current to create an unforgettable portrait of a boy attempting to comprehend his relatives and his position in a posh and unforgiving international. a sensible and leading edge tale— humorous, bloody, uncooked, and real—told in a rhythmic voice packed with center, Mongrels is a deeply relocating, occasionally grisly, novel that illuminates the demanding situations and smooth joys of a lifestyles past the normal in a daring and creative new way.

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