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Mongrels - A Novel

Stephen Graham Jones

A spellbinding and darkly humorous coming-of-age story about an unusual boy, whose family lives on the fringe of society and struggles to survive in a hostile world that shuns and fears them He was born an outsider, like the rest of his family. Poor yet resilient, he lives in the shadows with his aunt Libby and uncle Darren, folk who stubbornly make their way in a society that does not understand or want them. They are mongrels, mixed blood, neither this nor that. The boy at the center of Mongrels must decide if he belongs on the road with his aunt and uncle, or if he fits with the people on the other side of the tracks. For ten years, he and his family have lived a life of late-night exits and narrow escapes-always on the move across the South to stay one step ahead of the law. But the time is drawing near when Darren and Libby will finally know if their nephew is like them or not. And the close calls they've been running from for so long are catching up fast now. Everything is about to change. A compelling and fascinating journey, Mongrels alternates between past and present to create an unforgettable portrait of a boy trying to understand his family and his place in a complex and unforgiving world. A smart and innovative story-funny, bloody, raw, and real-told in a rhythmic voice full of heart, Mongrels is a deeply moving, sometimes grisly, novel that illuminates the challenges and tender joys of a life beyond the ordinary in a bold and imaginative new way. Advance Acclaim for Stephen Graham Jones's Mongrels "Stephen Graham Jones has written a wondrous shape-shifter of a novel. Mongrels exists somewhere in the borderlands of literary and genre fiction, full of horror and humor and heart-at once a nightmarish road trip and a moving story about a broken family leashed together by their fierce love and loyalty. A bloody great read."-Benjamin Percy, author of The Dead Lands, Red Moon, and The Wilding "Mongrels isn't just a coming-of-age story or a horror story. It looks at the world through a disturbing, unc

A spellbinding and darkly humorous coming-of-age story about an unusual boy, whose family lives on the fringe of society and struggles to survive in a hostile world that shuns and fears them He was born an outsider, like the rest of his family. Poor yet resilient, he lives in the shadows with his aunt Libby and uncle Darren, folk who stubbornly make their way in a society that does not understand or want them. They are mongrels, mixed blood, neither this nor that. The boy at the center of Mongrels must decide if he belongs on the road with his aunt and uncle, or if he fits with the people on the other side of the tracks. For ten years, he and his family have lived a life of late-night exits and narrow escapes-always on the move across the South to stay one step ahead of the law. But the time is drawing near when Darren and Libby will finally know if their nephew is like them or not. And the close calls they've been running from for so long are catching up fast now. Everything is about to change. A compelling and fascinating journey, Mongrels alternates between past and present to create an unforgettable portrait of a boy trying to understand his family and his place in a complex and unforgiving world. A smart and innovative story-funny, bloody, raw, and real-told in a rhythmic voice full of heart, Mongrels is a deeply moving, sometimes grisly, novel that illuminates the challenges and tender joys of a life beyond the ordinary in a bold and imaginative new way. Advance Acclaim for Stephen Graham Jones's Mongrels "Stephen Graham Jones has written a wondrous shape-shifter of a novel. Mongrels exists somewhere in the borderlands of literary and genre fiction, full of horror and humor and heart-at once a nightmarish road trip and a moving story about a broken family leashed together by their fierce love and loyalty. A bloody great read."-Benjamin Percy, author of The Dead Lands, Red Moon, and The Wilding "Mongrels isn't just a coming-of-age story or a horror story. It looks at the world through a disturbing, unc
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A spellbinding and darkly humorous coming-of-age story about an unusual boy, whose family lives on the fringe of society and struggles to survive in a hostile world that shuns and fears them He was born an outsider, like the rest of his family. Poor yet resilient, he lives in the shadows with his aunt Libby and uncle Darren, folk who stubbornly make their way in a society that does not understand or want them. They are mongrels, mixed blood, neither this nor that. The boy at the center of Mongrels must decide if he belongs on the road with his aunt and uncle, or if he fits with the people on the other side of the tracks. For ten years, he and his family have lived a life of late-night exits and narrow escapes-always on the move across the South to stay one step ahead of the law. But the time is drawing near when Darren and Libby will finally know if their nephew is like them or not. And the close calls they've been running from for so long are catching up fast now. Everything is about to change. A compelling and fascinating journey, Mongrels alternates between past and present to create an unforgettable portrait of a boy trying to understand his family and his place in a complex and unforgiving world. A smart and innovative story-funny, bloody, raw, and real-told in a rhythmic voice full of heart, Mongrels is a deeply moving, sometimes grisly, novel that illuminates the challenges and tender joys of a life beyond the ordinary in a bold and imaginative new way. Advance Acclaim for Stephen Graham Jones's Mongrels "Stephen Graham Jones has written a wondrous shape-shifter of a novel. Mongrels exists somewhere in the borderlands of literary and genre fiction, full of horror and humor and heart-at once a nightmarish road trip and a moving story about a broken family leashed together by their fierce love and loyalty. A bloody great read."-Benjamin Percy, author of The Dead Lands, Red Moon, and The Wilding "Mongrels isn't just a coming-of-age story or a horror story. It looks at the world through a disturbing, unc

Language:

English

Narrators:

Chris Patton, Jonathan Yen

Length:

9h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

55:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

54:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

47:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:02:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

46:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

52:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

42:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:19