The Good Demon

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Product Details

Price
$18.98
Publisher
Amulet Books
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419731273

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About the Author

Jimmy Cajoleas grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. He earned his MFA from the University of Mississippi and now lives in Brooklyn.

Reviews

"This quirky tale is thought-provoking."--School Library Journal
**STARRED REVIEW**
"Evocative language will grab readers by the throat and forge an unforgiving connection to Clare's despair and desperation. The gorgeous black-and-white artwork centered on mysterious symbols has a palpable mysticism about it . . . Eerie and compelling. Fast track it to the top of the TBR pile."--Kirkus Reviews
**STARRED REVIEW**
"Cajoleas builds a wonderfully macabre mood in his southern gothic novel, filled with economic ruin, witchcraft, religious zealotry, and grotesque moments of horror . . . Thoughtful, compassionate, and subtle commentary on faith, addiction, and grief is icing on an already captivating (and chilling) cake. Readers who like their horror on the literary side will love this."--Booklist
**STARRED REVIEW**
"With a careful build and a terrifying first-person narration, Cajoleas (Goldeline) offers up a story interested in free will that is as gently ominous as a silent car coasting over a road on a hot, humid summer night."--Publishers Weekly
"Cajoleas pulls off an impressive feat here, initially presenting Clare as a highly unreliable narrator and then making it very clear that it's the people around her who are living in their twisted version of reality. . . . Blood and violence meet a crisis of identity in a compelling story for lovers of disturbing, resonant fantasy."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books