A Novel

eBook - 2016
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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.
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9780062412713
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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ReadingAdviser_Sally Mar 06, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Werewolf life can be very intense.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Mar 06, 2018

Violence: Lot's of violence in many different ways. Lot's of violence against animals. Not always cruel but could be disturbing.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Mar 06, 2018

Coarse Language: Plenty of coarse language


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Nov 27, 2017

I really, really liked this book. Lyrical and addictive prose, heartbreaking story. A fast read that will stick with you.

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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