Frail

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 13, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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For fans of contemporary urban fantasy with a twist, Joan Frances Turner brings us Frail, the follow-up to Dust, a poignant story about survival in zombie infested post-apocalyptic America.

Being human is a disadvantage in post-apocalyptic America . . .

Since a devastating, morphing plague swept through human and zombie populations, almost everyone who survived is an 'ex' these days. Ex-human. Ex-zombie. Both creatures crave flesh, have the strength and speed of predators - and what seems like immortality. Pierced skin and broken bones mend, but their all-consuming hunger never dies . . .

Amy is the only purely human survivor from town - a frail. Her mother is gone, but she won't believe that she's dead. Feral dogs stalk her, in reality and in her imagination. Amy thinks she's losing her mind. But when an ex-human named Lisa saves her life, a fragile friendship forms, a bond that will save Amy over and over again when she and Lisa are abducted into a makeshift community run by exes who use humans as their slaves.

For a girl who is used to going it alone, trusting anyone isn't easy, but Amy will have to. She has secrets from her past she can't afford to face by herself, and secrets in her future that will cost her just about everything - including her humanity . . .

Joan Frances Turner's Frail is a brilliantly evocative tale of the fight for survival in a dangerous post-apocalyptic, zombie-ridden world.

Praise for Dust

'A thoughtful, poignant and frightening book about the undead' Laurell K. Hamilton

'A nail- bitingly good zombie romp . . . a cut above the rest' Amber Benson, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

'A new and unique take on zombies' Ilona Andrews

Joan Frances Turner was born in Rhode Island and grew up in the Calumet region of northwest Indiana. A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, she lives near the Indiana Dunes with her family and a garden full of spring onions and tiger lilies, weather permitting. She is author of Dust, which is also published by Penguin. Find Joan Frances at www.joanfrancesturner.com.

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User Review  - BookSpot - LibraryThing

Frail is Joan Frances Turner's second zombie novel, after Dust. Now that the Feeding Plague has made its way through the country - both human and zombie societies alike - the country is full of 'ex's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

If you're undead, a zombie or simply a human who enjoys reading about them, this novel will take you for a happily horrifying ride.Decades in the future, a plague destroys most of humankind along with ... Read full review

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Joan Frances Turner was born in Rhode Island and grew up in the Calumet region of northwest Indiana. A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, she lives near the Indiana Dunes with her family and a garden full of spring onions and tiger lilies, weather permitting. She is author of Dust, which is also published by Penguin. Find Joan Frances at www.joanfrancesturner.com.

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