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Scowler

By Daniel Kraus, 1975-

Equal parts haunting and horrifying, this literary horror novel gives readers insight into the mind of a controlling homicidal man and the son who must stop him. 

"Marvin Burke is one of the great monsters of literature, a figure of immense, credible terror and savagery."--Cory Doctorow, author of Little Children and coeditor of Boing Boing

Imagine your father is a monster. Would that mean there are monsters inside you, too?
Nineteen-year-old Ry Burke, his mother, and little sister eke out a living on their dying family farm. Ry wishes for anything to distract him from the grim memories of his father’s physical and emotional abuse. Then a meteorite falls from the sky, bringing with it not only a fragment from another world but also the arrival of a ruthless man intent on destroying the entire family. Soon Ry is forced to defend himself by resurrecting a trio of imaginary childhood protectors: kindly Mr. Furrington, wise Jesus, and the bloodthirsty Scowler.




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Format: Book
Author: Kraus, Daniel, 1975-
Summary: In the midst of a 1981 meteor shower in Iowa, a homicidal maniac escapes from prison and returns to the farm where his nineteen-year-old son, Ry, must summon three childhood toys, including one called Scowler, to protect himself, his eleven-year-old sister, Sarah, and their mother.
Title: Scowler / Daniel Kraus.
Publisher Date: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
Subject: Mentally ill -- Teen fiction. Violence -- Teen fiction. Meteorites -- Teen fiction. Families -- Iowa -- Teen fiction. Farm life -- Iowa -- Teen fiction. Horror tales Iowa -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780385743099 (hardcover trade) 0385743092 (hardcover trade) 9780375990946 (glb) 0375990941 (glb) 9780307980878 (ebook) 0307980871 (ebook)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: PZ7.K8672 Sco 2013
Oclc: 781594011
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Bib Id: 438144

Format: Book
Author: Kraus, Daniel, 1975-
Summary: In the midst of a 1981 meteor shower in Iowa, a homicidal maniac escapes from prison and returns to the farm where his nineteen-year-old son, Ry, must summon three childhood toys, including one called Scowler, to protect himself, his eleven-year-old sister, Sarah, and their mother.
Title: Scowler / Daniel Kraus.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
Description: 289 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Mentally ill -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Violence -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Meteorites -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Iowa -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Farm life -- Iowa -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Horror tales
Subjects: Iowa -- Teen fiction.
Notes: "A Junior Library Guild selection"--Jkt. flap.
LCCN: 2012005363
ISBN: 9780385743099 (hardcover trade)
ISBN: 0385743092 (hardcover trade)
ISBN: 9780375990946 (glb)
ISBN: 0375990941 (glb)
ISBN: 9780307980878 (ebook)
ISBN: 0307980871 (ebook)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: PZ7.K8672 Sco 2013