Night of the Mannequins

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Description

Award-winning author Stephen Graham Jones returns with Night of the Mannequins, a contemporary horror story where a teen prank goes very wrong and all hell breaks loose: is there a supernatural cause, a psychopath on the loose, or both?

We thought we'd play a fun prank on her, and now most of us are dead.

One last laugh for the summer as it winds down. One last prank just to scare a friend. Bringing a mannequin into a theater is just some harmless fun, right? Until it wakes up. Until it starts killing.

Luckily, Sawyer has a plan. He'll be a hero. He'll save everyone to the best of his ability. He'll do whatever he needs to so he can save the day. That's the thing about heroes--sometimes you have to become a monster first.

Suffused with questions about the nature of change and friendship, "Night of the Mannequins" is a fairy tale of impermanence showcasing Graham Jones's signature style of smart, irreverent horror. --The New York Times

Product Details

Price
$13.99  $12.87
Publisher
Tordotcom
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
Pages
144
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250752079

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About the Author

STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES was raised as pretty much the only Blackfeet in West Texas--except for his dad and grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins. He now lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife, a couple kids, and too many old trucks. Between West Texas and now, he's published more than twenty books, including the novels The Fast Red Road, Ledfeather, and Mongrels, and the short story collections After the People Lights Have Gone Off, States of Grace, and The Ones that Got Away. Stephen teaches in the MFA programs at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of California Riverside-Palm Desert.

Reviews

"Night of the Mannequins is dark and twisted, funny, a little crazy, and unsettling as hell." --Christopher Golden

Sly, surprising psychic sleight-of-hand, in a tale of teenage madness where the next plastic face might be your own. --John Skipp

Wicked and wry, this is a terrific story by one of my favorite writers, Stephen Graham Jones. Tip-top with a twist of dread.--Joe R. Lansdale

Propulsive and poignant, capturing the mundane terror of adolescence, and adding that ever-so-essential dab of killer mannequin. --Sarah Langan

Jones tiptoes the border between supernatural and psychological horror in this weird and wild novella... Balancing horror and humor, this novella puts a clever modern twist on a classic monster story. --Publishers Weekly