Ordinary Monsters

Ordinary Monsters

by Karen Novak
Ordinary Monsters

Ordinary Monsters

by Karen Novak


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Nestled in a hidden valley, Lágrimas is the last stop for a host of eccentric and questionable souls. When Joyce arrives looking for her son on a tip from a hitchhiker who claims to have seen him there, she settles in a bit too quickly for the locals' comfort. Much to her crushing disappointment, the boy she's been led to is not her son, but an emotionally battered teenager who communicates solely through lines from The Tempest. The locals, suspicious of Joyce's intent, believe that she has brought with her the forces of the Owl, a devastating storm that threatens to demolish Lágrimas once every decade.

Like a storm, the histories of Joyce and all of Lágrimas' inhabitants come raining down over the course of this riveting novel. Emotionally wrought and ultimately redeeming, Ordinary Monsters is a remarkable story about the sorrow of loss and the gift of healing.

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ISBN-13: 9781596918672
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 12/05/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 288
File size: 373 KB

About the Author

Karen Novak is the author of Five Mile House. She lives in Ohio.

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