In The Twelve-Fingered Boy, a YA novel written by John Hornor
Jacobs and published by Carolrhoda Lab™, an imprint of Lerner Publishing
Group, readers meet 15-year-old Shreve Cannon, a teen who doesn't mind
juvie. In juvie, Shreve has life figured out. Then the new fish shows up.
Jack's a quiet kid. Small. Cries himself to sleep. He's no
standard-issue inmate, though. There are his hands—more specifically his
fingers, all twelve of ’em. And when he gets angry, something weird
happens. The air wavers. And then…well, best take cover.
Jack isn't the only new face in juvie. There's Mr. Quincrux. Quincrux
has an unusual interest in Jack and Shreve, and it quickly becomes clear
that innocent bystanders aren't going to get in his way. So Jack and
Shreve bust out.
On the lam, they quickly discover that Jack has abilities—hell,
superpowers—that might give them a fighting chance against Quincrux, if
they can stay alive long enough to figure them out.
Praise for The Twelve-Fingered Boy:
Jacobs conjures dark magic with The Twelve-Fingered Boy. A
powerful new voice whispering out of the dark."
Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry
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About the Author
John Hornor Jacobs is the author of
two adult novels: Southern Gods, which was short-listed for the
Bram Stoker Award for First Novel, and This Dark Earth, which
award-winning author Brian Keene called "quite simply, the best zombie
novel I’ve read in years." Jacobs lives with his family in Arkansas.
Visit him at www.johnhornorjacobs.com.
About the Publisher
Lab™ is dedicated to distinctive, provocative, boundary-pushing
fiction for teens. Carolrhoda Lab™ probes and examines the young-adult
condition one novel at a time, affording YA authors and readers an
opportunity to explore and experiment with thoughts, ideas, and
paradigms in the human condition. Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group, creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles
for children and young adults.
280 Pages ● 5¼ x 7½
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