Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones
Micah Dean Hicks
John Joseph Adams
On Sale: February 5, 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
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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.
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