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Written by J.R. AngelellaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by J.R. Angelella

  • Format: Trade Paperback
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  • Publisher: Soho Press
  • On Sale: June 5, 2012
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-61695-088-0 (1-61695-088-9)
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Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Barker is obsessed with zombie movies. He attends an all-boy Catholic High School where roving gangs in plaid make his days a living hell. His mother is an absentee pill head, his older brother a self-diagnosed sex-addict, and his father an ex-Marine realtor who disappears night after night without explanation. Jeremy navigates it all with a code cobbled together from Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, Planet Terror, Zombieland and Dawn of the Dead:

•Avoid Contact
•Keep Quiet
•Forget the Past
•Lock-and-load
•Fight to Survive

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–troubled but ever-optimistic–attempts to trace the origin of the video, this remarkable debut moves from its sharp, precocious beginnings to a climax of almost unthinkable violence, testing him to the core.