Imagine your father is a monster. Would that mean there are monsters inside you, too?
Nineteen-year-old Ry Burke, his mother, and his little sister eke out a living on their dying family farm. Ry wishes for anything to distract him from the grim memories of his father’s physical and emotional abuse. Then a meteorite falls from the sky, bringing with it not only a fragment from another world but also the arrival of a ruthless man intent on destroying the entire family. Soon Ry is forced to defend himself by resurrecting a trio of imaginary childhood protectors: kind Mr. Furrington, wise Jesus Christ, and the bloodthirsty Scowler.
Equal parts mesmerizing and horrifying, Daniel Kraus’s SCOWLER peers through a dark, warped glass at the remnants of an American dream.
“The demon offspring of Stephen King’s The Shining and Hitchcock’s Psycho.”
MICHAEL GRANT, the Gone series
“Daniel Kraus writes raw and deft and dangerous. Consider yourself warned.”
ADELE GRIFFIN, two-time National Book Award finalist
“Marvin Burke is one of the great monsters of literature, a figure of immense, credible terror and savagery.”
CORY DOCTOROW, Little Brother