A People's History of the Vampire Uprising
Raymond A. Villareal
On Sale: June 5, 2018
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Horror | Fantasy
In this ambitious and wildly original debut--part
social-political satire, part international mystery--a new
virus turns people into something a bit more than human,
upending society as we know it.
This panoramic fictional oral history begins with one small
mystery: the body of a young woman found in an Arizona
border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, disappears
from the town morgue. To the young CDC investigator called
in to consult with the local police, it's an impossibility
that threatens her understanding of medicine.
Then, more bodies, dead from an inexplicable disease that
solidified their blood, are brought to the morgue, only to
also vanish. Soon, the U.S. government--and eventually
biomedical researchers, disgruntled lawmakers, and even an
insurgent faction of the Catholic Church--must come to terms
with what they're too late to stop: an epidemic of vampirism
that will sweep first the United States, and then the world.
With heightened strength and beauty and a stead diet of
fresh blood, these changed people, or "Gloamings," rapidly
rise to prominence in all aspects of modern society. Soon
people are beginning to be "re-created," willingly accepting
the risk of death if their bodies can't handle the
transformation. As new communities of Gloamings arise,
society is divided, and popular Gloaming sites come under
threat from a secret terrorist organization. But when a
charismatic and wealthy businessman, recently turned, runs
for political office--well, all hell breaks loose.
Told from the perspective of key players, including a
cynical FBI agent, an audacious campaign manager, and a war
veteran turned nurse turned secret operative, A People's
History of the Vampire Uprising is an exhilarating,
genre-bending debut that is as addictive as the power it
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