Kornwolf

A Novel
Product Number: EB00645473
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781555846312
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Description

Tristan Egolf's new novel is a book about the return of an old curse-the Kornwolf, a ferocious werewolf whose nocturnal rampaging becomes increasingly impossible to ignore. Kornwolf takes the reader for a good old-fashioned romp in the stubble-a journey through the slums and honky tundra of rural Pennsylvania, where nothing quite passes for good or bad, sublime or dismal, discrete or brash. And then the monotony breaks. Something-a freak of creation-is running amok in the fields. To solve the mystery, three generations of prodigal sons-a writer and hometown boy who swore he'd never come back to Penn's Woods; a middle-aged former pugilist who runs a decrepit boxing gym; and a misfit, mute, beaten-down Amish boy-are brought together by the light of a blue moon, in a town called Blue Ball. On one level this is a masterfully orchestrated, hilarious, and compelling take on the classic horror yarn, on another, Kornwolf is a social satire of suburban sprawl, closed minds, and all manners and varieties of self-satisfaction-Amish, civilian, or...?ther-in the best tradition of Tom Robbins and George Saunders.

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Author(s): Tristan Egolf
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007

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