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Short Description for Zombie A lonely kid obsessed with zombie movies discovers in his father's closet a bizarre homemade video of a man strapped to a bed, being prepped for a surgical procedure. As the boy attempts to trace the origin, this sharp, remarkable debut moves to a climax of almost unthinkable violence.
- Published: 12 July 2012
- Format: Paperback 342 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781616950880 ISBN 10: 1616950889
- Sales rank: 431,784
Full description for Zombie
A zombie movie-obsessed teen is forced to face a dark family secret in this shocking debut literary novel from a talented new author. "Wow! A crazy, wicked knock-out of a book!" -Garth Stein Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Barker attends an all-boys Catholic high school where roving gangs of bullies make his days a living hell. His mother is an absentee pillhead, his older brother a self-diagnosed sex-addict, and his father disappears night after night without explanation. Jeremy navigates it all with a code cobbled together from the zombie movies he's obsessed with: "Night of the Living Dead," "28 Days Late"r, "Planet Terror," "Zombieland," and "Dawn of the Dead" among others. The code is put to the test when he discovers in his father's closet a bizarre homemade video of a man strapped to a bed, being prepped for some sort of surgical procedure. As Jeremy attempts to trace the origin of the video, this remarkable debut moves from its sharp, precocious beginnnings to a climax of almost unthinkable violence, testing him, and the reader, to the core.