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A history teacher begins his unorthodox senior course with clips from an ominous surveillance video, causing a student's home life to deteriorate along with the lessons. A girl with a second head that changes into different historical and fictional identities tries to find her father while figuring out how to handle Mom and the book club. A blog documents society's slow, unexplained, but inexorable end, or is it only a collection of pixel-sized paranoia? A once-awkward teen holes up in a kiddie-themed amusement park after the end of the world, and schemes to take Cinderella's Castle by force. This collection by Paul G. Tremblay (author of The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland) features fifteen stories of fear and paranoia, stories of apocalypses both societal and personal, and stories of longing and coping.

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"Tremblay (No Sleep Till Wonderland) collects 15 world-ending whimpers that probe disintegrating, tormented personalities, both individual and societal. Many of the stories are seen through the troubled eyes of children and adolescents. A girl's second head channels notable women of history in 'The Two-Headed Girl'; a boy narrates environmental disaster in 'The Marlborough Man Meets the End'; and a disturbed teen guides readers on a terrifying tour through a decaying amusement park in 'We Will Never Live in the Castle.' Tremblay turns childhood's creepy-crawlies into grim glimpses of possibly well-intentioned but ultimately fatal government machinations ('Rhymes with Jew') and personal choices that bedevil humanity into self-destruction ('Headstones in Your Pocket'). Bitter and depressing, these inchoate slices of the apocalypse can only be tolerated in small doses.
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ISBN:
9781926851068
Author:
Tremblay, Paul
Publisher:
Chizine Publications
Illustrator:
Mohr, Erik
Subject:
Fantasy - Short Stories
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Short Stories
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Tremblay (No Sleep Till Wonderland) collects 15 world-ending whimpers that probe disintegrating, tormented personalities, both individual and societal. Many of the stories are seen through the troubled eyes of children and adolescents. A girl's second head channels notable women of history in 'The Two-Headed Girl'; a boy narrates environmental disaster in 'The Marlborough Man Meets the End'; and a disturbed teen guides readers on a terrifying tour through a decaying amusement park in 'We Will Never Live in the Castle.' Tremblay turns childhood's creepy-crawlies into grim glimpses of possibly well-intentioned but ultimately fatal government machinations ('Rhymes with Jew') and personal choices that bedevil humanity into self-destruction ('Headstones in Your Pocket'). Bitter and depressing, these inchoate slices of the apocalypse can only be tolerated in small doses.
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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