Boy's Life - Robert R. McCammon (Paperback)

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9781416577782
Department
Books
Released
1 Jul 2008
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Robert McCammon
Robert R. McCammon
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Number of Pages
610
Dimensions
210 x 140 x 44mm (499g)

Annotation

Eyewitnesses to a horrific murder, Cory Mackenson and his father investigate and come face to face with the vicious Blaylock clan, a secret society united by racial hatred, and a reptilian creature inhabiting the river. Reprint.

Summary

Robert McCammon delivers “a tour de force of storytelling” (BookPage) in this award-winning masterpiece, a novel of Southern boyhood, growing up in the 1960s, that reaches far beyond that evocative landscape to touch readers universally.

Boy’s Life is a richly imagined, spellbinding portrait of the magical worldview of the young—and of innocence lost.

Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson—a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake—and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory struggles to understand his father’s pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that surround him. From an ancient mystic who can hear the dead and bewitch the living, to a violent clan of moonshiners, Cory must confront the secrets that hide in the shadows of his hometown—for his father’s sanity and his own life hang in the balance…

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Good and evil; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Bildungsromans
Library Subject 3
Good and evil
Academic Subject 1
American Contemporary Fiction
Dewey Classification
813/.54

Author Bio

McCammon, Robert: - Robert McCammon is the New York Times bestselling author of Boy's Life and Gone South, among many critically acclaimed works of fiction, with millions of copies of his novels in print. He is a recipient of the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award, the Grand Master Award from the World Horror Convention, and is a World Fantasy Award winner. He lives in Alabama. Visit the author at RobertMcCammon.com.