Clown in a Cornfield

by Adam Cesare

On Sale: 08/25/2020

Clown in a Cornfield

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Clown in a Cornfield

by Adam Cesare

On Sale: 08/25/2020

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In Adam Cesare’s terrifying young adult debut, Quinn Maybrook finds herself caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress—that just may cost her life.

Quinn Maybrook and her father have moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs, to find a fresh start. But what they don’t know is that ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. 

On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can.

Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It’s a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now. 

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Critical Praise

“This party starts early, and it does not stop until all the bodies have hit the floor.”  - Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels and The Only Good Indians

"Adam Cesare's CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD starts as a fun and scary retro-slasher but then cleverly twists and bloodies its way into being a very new kind of beast. Rejoice horror fans new and old, and be terrified of Adam's everyday clowns." - Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World

"Tense, modern and gory, Cesare's Clown in a Cornfield is simultaneously classic and fresh. This is thrilling, old school horror for a new generation." - Madeleine Roux, author of the Asylum series

"There’s a lot to love about Adam Cesare’s new novel, Clown in a Cornfield. First, the title. Holy crap. Then the front cover. Double holy crap. Also consider it’s already received blurbs from people like Clive Barker, Stephen Graham Jones, and Paul Tremblay? Triple holy crap. People are going to be talking about this novel all year. Get ready for it." - Lit Reactor

"The immersive atmosphere, nail-biting action sequences, and satisfying social commentary results in a thoughtful, campy, and just-plain-fun read for horror fans, especially those who crave a retro feel but still want a story set firmly in the present." - Library Journal (starred review)

"A pulse-pounding thrill ride for retro-horror fans who are not faint of heart (or stomach)." - Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062854599
  • ISBN 10: 0062854593
  • Imprint: HarperTeen
  • On Sale: 08/25/2020
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Thrillers & Suspense
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Horror
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Lifestyles / Country Life

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