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Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free.

For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.

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Zombies have infested a fallen America, and a young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, she moves back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond--seeking salvation and a place to make a home.

About the Author

Alden Bell is a pseudonym for Joshua Gaylord, whose first novel, Hummingbirds, was released in Fall '09. He teaches at a New York City prep school and is an adjunct professor at The New School. He lives in New York City with his wife, the Edgar Award-winning mystery writer, Megan Abbott.

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Amanda Greene, January 9, 2012 (view all comments by Amanda Greene)
If Cormac McCarthy placed a child soldier in a zombie apocalypse it might read something like this. Our young heroine is a product of a post-disaster world, competent at survival and somewhat flummoxed by the nostalgia for a better world she sees in older survivors. Her foil is as much a philosophic debate partner as he is an archenemy. Southern wisdom, gritty survivalism, and a lyrical narrative create a novel that isn't about zombies so much as it happens to have zombies in it. I devoured this book and then formed a book club specifically to make them read this, too.
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a_reapers_angel, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by a_reapers_angel)
This post-apocalyptic novel cannot be categorized with other novels that contain the walking corpses we call "zombies". Alden Bell subtly pulls his readers deep in to Temple's life and takes them on a tour of a world where the zombies are not your only enemy can sometimes be the least of your worries. When I read this novel, it was not one that held me in suspense or fast action. I was faced with a sense of calmness. Bell wrote in such a way that I am now reading this novel for a second time, seeing new things in his story than the first time I read. I would highly suggest this novel to someone who is interested in post-apocalyptic societies and is looking for something different from the other zombie novels on the shelves.
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hmillay, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by hmillay)
This is a strange and wondrous book. It reminds me of True Grit, but with just the girl and no Rooster Cogburn, plus zombies. Also the chase is in reverse - in True Grit the girl is hunting down the man who killed her father, while in this book the girl is being hunted down by the man whose brother she killed. That girl, 15-year-old Temple, was born post-zombie apocalypse, so it's the only world she knows. She's tough as nails and slices and dices the "meatskins" (and anybody else who threatens her, for that matter) like nobody's business. But even with all the action and brutal violence, this is in incredibly thoughtful and achingly beautiful novel. It's full of big ideas (What does it mean to be human? Is it enough to survive? Can there be beauty and magic and light in a dark and broken world?), plus the pacing is flawless and the prose essentially the brilliant love child of Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy. I have a feeling this book isn't for everyone, but it's easily earned a place in my top ten.

A snippet:

"And she turns her back on the lost and the dead and the trampled down, she leaves them to their airy graves, and she and the big man next to her look upward at heaven and find there not just gates and angels but other wonders too, like airplanes that go faster than sound and statues taller than any man and waterfalls taller than any statues and buildings taller than any waterfall and stories taller still that reach up and hook you by the britches on the cusp of the moon, where you can look and see the earth whole, and you can see how silly and precious a little marble it really is after all."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805092431
Author:
Bell, Alden
Publisher:
Holt McDougal
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Zombies
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction/Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.99 x 5.3 x 0.63 in

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