Raising Stony Mayhall

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 28, 2011 - Fiction - 450 pages

From award-winning author Daryl Gregory, whom Library Journal called “[a] bright new voice of the twenty-first century,” comes a new breed of zombie novel—a surprisingly funny, vividly frightening, and ultimately deeply moving story of self-discovery and family love.
In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman’s arms is a baby, stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda—and he begins to move.

The family hides the child—whom they name Stony—rather than turn him over to authorities that would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow. For years his adoptive mother and sisters manage to keep his existence a secret—until one terrifying night when Stony is forced to run and he learns that he is not the only living dead boy left in the world.


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User Review  - NeedMoreShelves - LibraryThing

This was, for me, quite a unique take on the zombie fiction genre. While it had a healthy dose of the blood & terror I expected, it also had a lighthearted sense of humor about itself that was really ... Read full review

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Right after the zombie outbreak that was only suppressed after thousands of deaths, a single mother finds a dead young woman who’s just given birth … to a zombie baby. Stony doesn’t eat, but somehow ... Read full review

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Daryl Gregory is the author of numerous novels, including "Raising Stony Mayhall" and "Afterparty". He has won and been a finalist for several awards, including the Crawford Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. Daryl lives in Pennsylvania with his family.

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