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Delacorte Press, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 448 pages
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Grave-robbing. What kind of monster would do such a thing? It's true that Leonardo da Vinci did it, Shakespeare wrote about it, and the resurrection men of nineteenth-century Scotland practically made it an art. But none of this matters to Joey Crouch, a sixteen-year-old straight-A student living in Chicago with his single mom. For the most part, Joey's life is about playing the trumpet and avoiding the daily humiliations of high school.
Everything changes when Joey's mother dies in a tragic accident and he is sent to rural Iowa to live with the father he has never known, a strange, solitary man with unimaginable secrets. At first, Joey's father wants nothing to do with him, but once father and son come to terms with each other, Joey's life takes a turn both macabre and exhilarating.
Daniel Kraus's masterful plotting and unforgettable characters make Rotters a moving, terrifying, and unconventional epic about fathers and sons, complex family ties, taboos, and the ever-present specter of mortality.

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Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales. Quick & Dirty: A novel written almost like the poetry of the dark romanticism genre, beautiful writing that pulls you deep into the dismal feelings and atmosphere ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookwyrmm - LibraryThing

OMG. This was unlike any book I have ever read. It was dark and gets kinda psychological towards the end, so I would categorize it as Horror, but not a traditional horror. The narration also set the tone, but the parts with repetitions just seemed odd when listening. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

DANIEL KRAUS is a writer, an editor, and a filmmaker. He lives with his wife in Chicago.

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