FICTION
Mongrels
Morrow. May 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780062412690. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062412713. HORROR
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Having been raised by werewolves after his grandfather's death, the boy knows he's different. Taken on the road by his Aunt Libby and Uncle Darren, he and his adoptive parents never settled in one place for long, staying on the outskirts of towns and society. After traveling across the South for ten years, Darren and Libby sense the time is approaching when they'll be able to determine whether their nephew shares their "mongrel" nature. Weaving werewolf lore, a coming-of-age tale, and wrong-side-of-the-tracks tropes, Jones (After the People Lights Have Gone Off) has written a riveting story about fierce family ties amid the monstrosity of a bloody lineage.
VERDICT Horror fans will dive deep into this strong literary work, with its dark humor that is sure to attract readers of all speculative genres.

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