The Reformatory

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$28.99  $26.96
S&s/Saga Press
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.7 inches | 1.63 pounds

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About the Author
Tananarive Due is an American Book Award-winning, Essence bestselling author of sixteen books, including Blood Colony, The Living Blood, The Good House, Joplin's Ghost, and Devil's Wake. She was also a contributor to Jonathan Maberry's middle grade anthology, Don't Turn Out the Lights. She has won an American Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a British Fantasy Award. She teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her website
"One of the best novels published in 2023. A superb mix of literary fiction, horror, and historical fiction."--Gabino Iglesias, "NPR Books"
"You're in for a treat The Reformatory is one of those books you can't put down. Tananarive Due hit it out of the park."----Stephen King
"The writing here is spectacular; the pacing, engrossing; the setting, heartbreaking but honest; and the characters are given a nuance and depth rarely seen... A masterpiece of fiction." --Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"With fully realized characters and well-placed twists, Due ratchets up the tension until the final, extraordinary showdown."

"A vividly realized page-turner, which is at once an ingenious ghost story, a white-knuckle adventure, and an illuminating if infuriating look back at a shameful period in American jurisprudence."
-Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Her fiction is always powerful, and The Reformatory promises to be her most moving -- and horrifying -- tale yet." --Vulture

"One of the greatest living horror writers.... Sure to be as powerful as it is haunting." --CrimeReads

"Due knocks it out of the park every damn time." --Book Riot

"Moby Dick might have flipped America on its back to show the rotting underbelly, but The Reformatory's looking just as closely at our bad history, and somehow finding the heart beating underneath it all. This is the novel I've been waiting for. It breaks your heart, but it also holds it together."

--Stephen Graham Jones, bestselling author of The Only Good Indians, and My Heart is a Chainsaw
"An epic novel of horror and real history. Tananarive Due displays all her powers as a master of the form, there's frights and chills and also so much love. I tore through this book. This novel is a straight up masterpiece, it should be read and remembered for a long time."

--Victor LaValle, bestselling author of The Changeling, and Lone Women
"Tananarive Due at her best. Hallucinatory, haunting, terrifying and moving, a tour de force of a novel."

--S. A. Cosby, bestselling author of All the Sinners Bleed, Razorblade Tears, and Blacktop
"A riveting masterpiece that manages to be both heartwarming and chilling...literally impossible to stop reading."-- "--Locus Magazine"
"The Reformatory is a masterpiece -- a new American classic of the uncanny. I was gripped from the first lines to the catch-your-breath desperation of the final pages. Even in the tale's grimmest moments, Tananarive Due insists on the almost supernatural power of simple kindness. You have to read this book."----Joe Hill, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman