Zombie

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Soho Press, Jun 5, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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A zombie movie-obsessed teen is forced to face a dark family secret in this shocking debut literary novel from a talented new author.  

"Wow! A crazy, wicked knock-out of a book!" -Garth Stein

Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Barker attends an all-boys Catholic high school where roving gangs of bullies make his days a living hell. His mother is an absentee pillhead, his older brother a self-diagnosed sex-addict, and his father disappears night after night without explanation. Jeremy navigates it all with a code cobbled together from the zombie movies he's obsessed with: Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, Planet Terror, Zombieland, and Dawn of the Dead among others.

The code is put to the test when he discovers in his father's closet a bizarre homemade video of a man strapped to a bed, being prepped for some sort of surgical procedure. As Jeremy attempts to trace the origin of the video, this remarkable debut moves from its sharp, precocious beginnings to a climax of almost unthinkable violence, testing him, and the reader, to the core.


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Disappointment thy name is Zombie, what happened you sounded so interesting. I really don't know what to say in this review, the book made me so livid. I was expecting sharp, witty, and entertaining ... Read full review

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Life for 14-year-old Jeremy Barker has been something of a suckfest lately. His parents are divorced and his pill-popping mother has moved in with her new boyfriend, his older brother is, according to ... Read full review

Contents

Dawn of the Dead 2004
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Zombie Strippers 2008
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Shaun of the Dead 2004
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Thriller 1983
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Night of the Living Dead 1968
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Days Later 2002
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Epilogue to the Apocalypse
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Acknowledgements
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Reading Group Guide
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About the author (2012)

J.R. Angelella has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and his short fiction has appeared in various literary journals. He and his wife, Kate Angelella, are co-writing two YA novels for Sourcebooks/Teen Fire, Crossed and Cursed, the first of which will publish in 2012. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. For more information, visit his website at www.jrangelella.com.



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