The Dead Run: A Novel (Jess Galvan #1) (Hardcover)

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Adam Mansbach's past work includes New York Times #1 Bestseller Go the
F*** to Sleep (a children's book for adults), Rage is Back (out in
paperback on the 24th), Angry Black White Boy, and California book award
winner The End of the Jews.Dead teenage girls have been turning up
in the middle of the Mexican-US desert border buried vertically in the
sand with their legs in the air.  Sheriffs from both sides of the border
are filling with a sad burden.    Sherry Nichols and her mother
have been having a hard time since they escaped from a cult.  Sherry
almost makes a friend when she's snatched from the street.Across the
border in a Mexican prison Galvan is trying to stay out of trouble so
he can get back to his daughter.  Galvan ends up in a fight, is taken to
the bowls of the prison, and is given a task of cataclysmic
proportions.  He must carry a package across the desert on foot while
being partnered with three of his backstabbing (literally) fellow
inmates. Completing this task means freedom for Galvan.After Sherry
goes missing, Ruth, her mother's friend, and a sheriff set out to save
her from what has to be the cult's doing.  Sherry's prospective friend,
Eric, has also made it his mission to save her.  Will someone recover
Sherry? Will the cult be foiled?  What is Galvan carrying across the
desert on foot?  Will there be a showdown between dead virgins and an
old God named El Cucuy?  Who is El Cucuy?  Who knows?I do........(neener, neeener, neeeener)!The
best way to some this book up is old God meets cult meets kidnapping
meets desert fun.  Dead Run is a voyage into a hot dry fantasy land. 
This book has nerve racking action sequences that keep you hovering
above your seat.  Mansbach keeps his story lean and mean with no filler,
just enough details to keep the complex plot at a blistering cadence.
In Dead Run we learn that the human survival instinct can surprise even
the oldest of beings.This will satisfy realistic fantasy fans,
overall fiction fans, or people that want enough action to jump start a
heart.  If you like Dead Run, you will like Rage is Back also by
Mansbach, The Postmortal by Drew Magary, Amped by Daniel H. Wilson or
perhaps The Shotgun Rule by Charlie Huston.  Give this book a try. 
You'll love the atmosphere and urgency Mansbach provides.  Dead Run
races across page and ink so fast your fingers will blister and your
eyes will ring red till you rip into the last page thirsty, sunburned,
and bleeding.

— Alex

Adam Mansbach's past work includes New York Times #1 Bestseller Go the F*** to Sleep (a children's book for adults), Rage is Back (out in paperback on the 24th), Angry Black White Boy, and California book award winner The End of the Jews.
Dead teenage girls have been turning up in the middle of the Mexican-US desert border buried vertically in the sand with their legs in the air.  Sheriffs from both sides of the border are filling with a sad burden.   
Sherry Nichols and her mother have been having a hard time since they escaped from a cult.  Sherry almost makes a friend when she's snatched from the street.
Across the border in a Mexican prison Galvan is trying to stay out of trouble so he can get back to his daughter.  Galvan ends up in a fight, is taken to the bowls of the prison, and is given a task of cataclysmic proportions.  He must carry a package across the desert on foot while being partnered with three of his backstabbing (literally) fellow inmates. Completing this task means freedom for Galvan.
After Sherry goes missing, Ruth, her mother's friend, and a sheriff set out to save her from what has to be the cult's doing.  Sherry's prospective friend, Eric, has also made it his mission to save her.  Will someone recover Sherry? Will the cult be foiled?  What is Galvan carrying across the desert on foot?  Will there be a showdown between dead virgins and an old God named El Cucuy?  Who is El Cucuy?  Who knows?
I do........(neener, neeener, neeeener)!
The best way to some this book up is old God meets cult meets kidnapping meets desert fun.  Dead Run is a voyage into a hot dry fantasy land.  This book has nerve racking action sequences that keep you hovering above your seat.  Mansbach keeps his story lean and mean with no filler, just enough details to keep the complex plot at a blistering cadence. In Dead Run we learn that the human survival instinct can surprise even the oldest of beings.
This will satisfy realistic fantasy fans, overall fiction fans, or people that want enough action to jump start a heart.  If you like Dead Run, you will like Rage is Back also by Mansbach, The Postmortal by Drew Magary, Amped by Daniel H. Wilson or perhaps The Shotgun Rule by Charlie Huston.  Give this book a try.  You'll love the atmosphere and urgency Mansbach provides.  Dead Run races across page and ink so fast your fingers will blister and your eyes will ring red till you rip into the last page thirsty, sunburned, and bleeding.

— From Alex

Description


With thrilling chills and crackling suspense, The Dead Run is an edgy novel set in the netherworld of the Mexican-American border from Adam Mansbach, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F**ck to Sleep and Rage Is Back.
 
On both sides of the border, girls are going missing and bodies are beginning to surface. It’s a deadly epidemic of crime that plunges a small-town police chief into a monster of an investigation he's not equipped to handle. An ancient evil has returned, and now everyone—the innocent and the guilty—must face their deepest terrors.

With The Dead Run Adam Mansbach delivers an eerie high-concept thriller, mixing horror, the supernatural, and suspense in a chilling, high-octane read.

About the Author


Adam Mansbach is the author of the instant New York Times bestsellers Go the F**k to Sleep and You Have to F**king Eat, as well as the novels The Dead Run, Rage Is Back, Angry Black White Boy, and The End of the Jews, the winner of the California Book Award. He was the 2009–2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University, a 2012 Sundance Screenwriting Lab Fellow, a 2013 Berkeley Repertory Theater Writing Fellow, and a 2015 Artist in Residence at Stanford University's Institute for Diversity in the Arts. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and The Believer, and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Praise For…


“An exciting tale, an action thriller heavily infused with paranormal elements ... The narrative twists among several disparate protagonists and keeps a lot of balls in the air without losing momentum. Highly recommended for readers of supernatural action and horror ... and fans of more general action stories.”
— Library Journal

“Both surreal and grounded in harsh reality, the novel is ambitiously plotted and powerfully written.”
— Booklist

“Irreverent and entertaining. It’s a wild high-speed ride.”
— Shelf Awareness

“A taut and gritty adventure thriller with a supernatural element.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Although violent, The Dead Run is first-rate entertainment based on a fascinating cultural mashup.”
— Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Praise for Adam Mansbach: “Mansbach has a talent for writing full, memorable characters that seem untidy and complex. The prose crackles with insight.”
— San Francisco Chronicle

“Total genius.”
— Jonathan Lethem

“Beautiful, funny, heartbreaking . . .Very few writers could have attempted all this. Adam Mansbach succeeds, brilliantly.”
— Boston Globe

“One of the most ambitious, insightful, and daring writers of our generation.”
— Jeff Chang

“Exquisite. Mansbach’s characters are sharply drawn.”
— New York Times Book Review

“Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation quite like this.”
— New Yorker

“One of the best thriller/horror hybrids to come along this year. ... a lean, intoxicating funhouse of a book that is difficult to put down.”
— Fearnet.com
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062199652
ISBN-10: 006219965X
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: September 24th, 2013
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Jess Galvan
 

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