Break The Bodies, Haunt The Bones

by Micah Dean Hicks

On Sale: 02/11/2020

Break The Bodies, Haunt The Bones

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Break The Bodies, Haunt The Bones

by Micah Dean Hicks

On Sale: 02/11/2020

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About the Book

“[T]his novel is extraordinary . . . It is Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, mixed with H. G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau, set in the creepiest screwed-up town since ’Salem’s Lot . . . [A] major achievement.” — Adam-Troy Castro, Sci Fi Magazine

Swine Hill was full of the dead. Their ghosts were thickest near the abandoned downtown, where so many of the town’s hopes had died generation by generation. They lingered in the places that mattered to them, and people avoided those streets, locked those doors, stopped going into those rooms . . . They could hurt you. Worse, they could change you.

Jane is haunted. Since she was a child, she has carried a ghost girl that feeds on the secrets and fears of everyone around her, whispering to Jane what they are thinking and feeling, even when she doesn’t want to know. Henry, Jane’s brother, is ridden by a genius ghost that forces him to build strange and dangerous machines. Their mother is possessed by a lonely spirit that burns anyone she touches. In Swine Hill, a place of defeat and depletion, there are more dead than living.

When new arrivals begin scoring precious jobs at the last factory in town, both the living and the dead are furious. This insult on the end of a long economic decline sparks a conflagration. Buffeted by rage on all sides, Jane must find a way to save her haunted family and escape the town before it kills them.

Critical Praise

Bronze Medalist in the 2019 Florida Book Awards, Popular Fiction category

“In Break the Bodies Haunt the Bones, Micah Dean Hicks has crafted a haunting story with multi-generational appeal, where the very real horror of poverty meets supernatural horror, and social issues like xenophobia, racism and economic anxiety are addressed organically through allegory and gripping storytelling. I finished this book three nights ago and still feel the chill of Swine Hill in my bones.” — Chris L. Terry, author of Black Card and Zero Fade

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780358133636
  • ISBN 10: 0358133637
  • Imprint: Harper Voyager
  • On Sale: 02/11/2020
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:22.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Science Fiction / Alien Contact

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