Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses

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Quirk Books
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5.8 X 8.8 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Kristen O'Neal is a freelance writer who has written for sites like Buzzfeed Reader, Christianity Today, Birth.Movies.Death, LitHub, and Electric Literature. She lives on the internet. You can find her at kristenoneal on Tumblr. Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses is her first novel.


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"Emotional, thoughtful, and a true testament to the power of friendship, Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses is a werewolf novel that will make you look at navigating illness, supernatural or not, in a whole new way....O'Neal breaks new ground with this book and accomplishes something truly wonderful."--Locus Magazine

"Your next favorite horror-comedy."--Syfy

"O'Neal persuasively pulls from her own experience with chronic illness to inform her depiction of the topic, using interactions between support group members to layer comedic banter and vulnerability that specifically addresses aspects of disability experiences."--Publishers Weekly

"A heartwarming, quirky take on chronic illness in all its hairy detail."--Kirkus Reviews

"A fresh and original twist on the werewolf legend."--Booklist

"A must-read for anyone with a chronic illness or who loves someone with a chronic illness."--School Library Journal

"Clever, original, entertaining, and all the more impressive when considering that Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses is author Kristen O'Neal's debut as a novelist."--Midwest Book Review

"An electric tour de force of hilarity and humanity. Oof, ouch, my heart! It bleeds for this book."--Preston Norton, author of Where I End and You Begin

"Hilarious in addition to having great chronic pain/illness rep."--The Horn Book Inc