Drawing Blood: A Novel

Drawing Blood: A Novel

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  • robert Mcgee Is A Man Living Under A Dark Cloud. Acclaimed Cartoonist Of The Underground Comic Book Birdland, He Has Moved His Family From Texas To New Orleans And Finally To Missing Mile, North Carolina. But Robert Is Unable To Escape The Drinking And The Violence That Have Become As Natural To Him As Breathing. Soon After He And His Family Settle Into A Decrepit Farmhouse, Robert Kills His Wife, His Younger Son, And Then Himself. Only His Five-year-old Son, Trevor, Is Left Alive. Twenty Years Later Trevor Mcgee, Also A Cartoonist, Returns To Missing Mile To The House In Which His Family Once Lived. He Has Been Running From The Truth For Years, And Finally Realizes He Must Face His Demons. He Fears That What Happened To His Father Will Happen To Him. But If It Does, Trevor Thinks, At Least I Won't Have Anyone To Kill. Then He Befriends Zachary Bosch, A Computer Hacker From New Orleans Running From The Law. In The House, Which Trevor Calls Birdland, They Must Confront Much More Than Bad Memories. For The House Itself Carries Its Own Dark Force, Which Threatens To Envelop Trevor In The Past And Destroy Him. Stephen King's The Shining Re-created The Haunted House Novel In The '70s With A Stunning Vision; Brite Combines These Elements In A Totally New Way To Reimagine This Genre For The '90s With A Brilliant New Power.

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    brite ( Lost Souls ) Comes Into Her Own In This Second Novel That Should Establish Her As Not Only An Adept In The Horror Genre, But Also As A Singularly Talented Chronicler Of Her Generation. Five-year-old Trevor Mcgee Wakes One Morning To Find That His Father, Cartoonist Bobby Mcgee, Has Murdered His Mother And Younger Brother, Then Hanged Himself. Twenty Years Later, Trevor, Now A Cartoonist Himself, Returns To Missing Mile, N.c. (a Fictional Town Also Featured In Lost Souls ), And The Now-haunted House Of His Youth For Answers: Why Did His Father Choose To Spare His Life? What Prompted The Loss Of Creativity Which Trevor Himself Now Dreads? Meanwhile, 19-year-old Zachary Bosch, Himself The Tormented Result Of Disturbed Parents, Arrives In Missing Mile On The Lam For Computer Hacking. The Two Fall In Love, And, With Zach's Help, Trevor Finds That He Can Reach The Horrible But Liberating Truth The House Holds For Him. Though Subplots And Secondary Characters Sometimes Hamper The Pace Of The Main Plot Line, They Do Serve To Evoke A Certain 20-something, Cyberpunk-era Zeitgeist That Resonates With The Concerns Of Contemporary Youth. Author Tour. (nov.)

  • Author: Poppy Z. Brite.
  • Publisher: Dell
  • Pages: 416
  • Publication Date: 1994-10-01T00:00:01Z
  • Edition: 1st Printing
  • Binding: Mass Market Paperback
  • MSRP: 7.99
  • ISBN13: 9780440214922
  • ISBN: 0440214920
  • Other ISBN: 9780307768292
  • Other ISBN Binding: printisbn
  • Language: en_US
  • Quality Rating: 1
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