My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones audiobook

My Heart Is a Chainsaw

By Stephen Graham Jones
Read by Cara Gee

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982137632

Unabridged

Format : Retail CD (In Stock)
  • $39.99

    ISBN: 9781797123349

Runtime: 12.43 Hours
Category: Fiction/Horror
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An August 2021 LibraryReads Pick

In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones.

“Some girls just don’t know how to die…”

Shirley Jackson meets Friday the 13th in My Heart Is a Chainsaw, written by the author of The Only Good Indians Stephen Graham Jones, called “a literary master” by National Book Award winner Tananarive Due and “one of our most talented living writers” by Tommy Orange.

Alma Katsu calls My Heart Is a Chainsaw “a homage to slasher films that also manages to defy and transcend genre.” On the surface is a story of murder in small-town America. But beneath is its beating heart: a biting critique of American colonialism, Indigenous displacement, and gentrification, and a heartbreaking portrait of a broken young girl who uses horror movies to cope with the horror of her own life.

Jade Daniels is an angry, half-Indian outcast with an abusive father, an absent mother, and an entire town that wants nothing to do with her. She lives in her own world, a world in which protection comes from an unusual source: horror movies…especially the ones where a masked killer seeks revenge on a world that wronged them. And Jade narrates the quirky history of Proofrock as if it is one of those movies. But when blood actually starts to spill into the waters of Indian Lake, she pulls us into her dizzying, encyclopedic mind of blood and masked murderers, and predicts exactly how the plot will unfold.

Yet, even as Jade drags us into her dark fever dream, a surprising and intimate portrait emerges…a portrait of the scared and traumatized little girl beneath the Jason Voorhees mask: angry, yes, but also a girl who easily cries, fiercely loves, and desperately wants a home. A girl whose feelings are too big for her body. My Heart Is a Chainsaw is her story, her homage to horror and revenge and triumph.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An easy contender for Best of the Year. A love letter to (and an examination of) both the horror genre and the American West, it left me stunned and applauding.” Brian Keene, World Horror Grandmaster Award– and two-time Bram Stoker Award–winning author
“Horror fans [will] be blown away by this audacious extravaganza.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Stephen Graham Jones

Author Bio: Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones is the author of numerous novels and story collections. He has received many awards, including an NEA Fellowship in Fiction and the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse Jones Award for Fiction. He earned his PhD from Florida State University and now teaches at CU Boulder and UCR-Palm Desert.

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Details

Available Formats : Retail CD
Category: Fiction/Horror
Runtime: 12.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English