Mongrels

Mongrels

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Baker & Taylor
A young boy lives with his aunt and uncle who are werewolves existing on the fringes of society, but soon he will reach an age in which he learns whether or not he too is a werewolf.

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NOMINATED FOR THE SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2016 BY TOR.COM AND BOOK RIOT

A spellbinding and darkly humorous coming-of-age story about an unusual boy, whose family lives on the fringe of society and struggles to survive in a hostile world that shuns and fears them.

He was born an outsider, like the rest of his family. Poor yet resilient, he lives in the shadows with his aunt Libby and uncle Darren, folk who stubbornly make their way in a society that does not understand or want them. They are mongrels, mixed blood, neither this nor that. The boy at the center of Mongrels must decide if he belongs on the road with his aunt and uncle, or if he fits with the people on the other side of the tracks.

For ten years, he and his family have lived a life of late-night exits and narrow escapes—always on the move across the South to stay one step ahead of the law. But the time is drawing near when Darren and Libby will finally know if their nephew is like them or not. And the close calls they’ve been running from for so long are catching up fast now. Everything is about to change.

A compelling and fascinating journey, Mongrels alternates between past and present to create an unforgettable portrait of a boy trying to understand his family and his place in a complex and unforgiving world. A smart and innovative story— funny, bloody, raw, and real—told in a rhythmic voice full of heart, Mongrels is a deeply moving, sometimes grisly, novel that illuminates the challenges and tender joys of a life beyond the ordinary in a bold and imaginative new way.



Baker
& Taylor

Enduring a hardscrabble, marginalized existence with his impoverished family outside of a society that does not understand or want him, a young boy travels in the night to escape legal harassment while his family watches diligently to see if he will display the same differences that have shaped their unusual lives. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2016
ISBN: 9780062412690
Branch Call Number: FIC JON
Characteristics: 300 p. ;,22 cm.

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A young boy lives with his aunt and uncle who are werewolves existing on the fringes of society, but soon he will reach an age in which he learns whether or not he too is a werewolf.
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KateHillier Aug 16, 2016

This book wasn't my thing but I can definitely see it as being someone else's. It's a coming of age story about a family of werewolves and I haven't seen werewolves done this way before or written like this. The prose is so lyrical you just keep going much like this family just keeps going and moving.

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