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Mongrels

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Bram Stoker Best Novel (nominee)
FINALIST FOR THE SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD * FINALIST FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD * FINALIST FOR THE THIS IS HORROR AWARD  *  HONORABLE MENTION, LOCUS AWARDS  *  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2016 BY TOR.COM AND BOOK RIOT
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.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"With lupine tongue tucked well into cheek, Mongrels is at once an adolescent romp through the tangled woods of family history and a rich compendium of werewolf lore old and new." - Christopher Buehlman

"Stephen Graham Jones is as powerful as the monsters herein." - Josh Malerman

"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

"Mongrels isn’t just a coming-of-age story or a horror story. It looks at the world through a disturbing, uncomfortable lens, and offers up a brutal mythology of werewolves. I’ve never seen anything quite like it and I won’t forget it anytime soon." - Carrie Vaughn


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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mongrels: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
ISBN: 0-06-241269-8 / 978-0-06-241269-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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May 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mongrels
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
ISBN: 0-00-818242-6 / 978-0-00-818242-7 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mongrels
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
ISBN: 0-00-818245-0 / 978-0-00-818245-8 (UK edition)
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mongrels: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
ISBN: 0-06-241270-1 / 978-0-06-241270-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mongrels: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
ISBN: 0-00-818243-4 / 978-0-00-818243-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mongrels
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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May 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Mongrels
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mongrels
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Mongrels Lib/E
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
ISBN: 1-5047-3257-X / 978-1-5047-3257-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Mongrels: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
ISBN: 1-5047-3258-8 / 978-1-5047-3258-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Mongrels: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
ISBN: 1-5047-3295-2 / 978-1-5047-3295-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mongrels: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

May 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mongrels
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mongrels: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA