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Gork, the Teenage Dragon

Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson
Hardcover
Jul 11, 2017 | 400 Pages
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Praise

“Hilarious . . . Gork is less Game of Thrones and more The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Outcast cyborg dragons, underworld demons and Gork’s mad scientist grandfather, Dr. Terrible, all get involved in a plot as bizarre as a Vonnegut novel.” Rolling Stone

“A wondrously insane mashup of teen rom-com, coming-of-age fable, and dragons—at military school. Not to be missed!” Barnes & Noble, Best New Fiction of the Month
 
“Gork possesses the madcap invention and strange genius of Alice in Wonderland.” The Paris Review Daily

“Like nothing you’ve ever read before—a quirky, wildly fun ride.” 
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“Smart, subversive, funny and fun, Gabe Hudson has created something specialsomething soaring. It’s Catcher in the Rye spiced with Anne McCaffrey, Eragon by way of John Irving, with a whiff of Douglas Adams for good measure.​” The ​Maine Edge​
 
 “Hilarious, satisfyingly fun…if John Hughes wrote a ‘Game of Thrones’ dragon comedy. The story’s whimsy and humor keep the plot moving.” The Chicago Review of Books

Gork, the Teenage Dragon combines so many things I count on in fiction I love—great expansive humor, a big-hearted optimism about all that’s possible in the world and in fiction, a very clear moral purpose and a sense of social responsibility—plus a willingness to experiment with the form of writing, to push the art of writing further, and with passion.”
Dave Eggers, author of Heroes of the Frontier and The Circle
 
Gork, the Teenage Dragon is a hilarious ride through the mind-bending and capacious universe, a one-of-a-kind coming-of-age story for the big-hearted and beleaguered. Mostly, it’s a reminder that, now especially, we on planet Earth need a whole lot more dreamer-poets, a whole lot more gentle peace-loving fools.”  
Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Life on Mars and Ordinary Light

Gork, the Teenage Dragon is jam-packed with outrageous storytelling and soulful humor in the glorious American tradition of Kurt Vonnegut and Mark Twain. Who knew a dragon’s coming-of-age story could be filled with so much humanity?” 
Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story
  
“Gork’s got it going on. His secret weapon? Poetry! This wonderful, big-hearted, crazy novel is a testament to Gabe Hudson’s ingenious imagination.”
Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen

“It’s hard not to love a story about a dragon with a spaceship that cribs its plot from a John Hughes movie. The hyperkinetic teen-dragon comedy-romance you never knew you wanted.”
—Kirkus Reviews
 
“Cleverly plotted and executed. . . . Gork’s amusing growing-up story unfolds in vignettes of encounters with various kooky fellow dragons. Throughout, Hudson makes generally witty and occasionally brilliant reflections on humans’ often reptilian behavior.”
—Publishers Weekly
 
“Genre-bending, age-defying appeal. . . . Gork has one thing going for him: a big, generous heart. Seriously, literary sentimentalists, can you resist?”
—Library Journal
 
“Like a mad scramble to find the right date for prom—but with dragons. Gork might have a ‘scaly green ass,’ but teens will laugh and relate to his desperate search for a date. Recommend this one to fans of offbeat science fiction and fantasy, such as the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series.”
—Booklist
 
“Big-hearted and gawky, Gork gives us a lovable loser sure to win the hearts of sci-fi readers and fans of offbeat comedies.” 
Shelf Awareness

“Harry Potter meets Sixteen Candles meets The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy . . . with one unforgettable hero: Gork.” 
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“Gork, the Teenage Dragon induced in me such madcap, heartfelt delight and joy, like getting drunk but WITHOUT impaired faculties and PLUS dragons.” 
Alice Sola Kim, 2016 Whiting Award Winner
 
“Gabe Hudson’s fire-breathing, page-scorching creation, Gork the dragon, is more human and big-hearted and generous than most people I know. This book is as sly and smart as it is hilarious.”
Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet
 
Gork the Teenage Dragon is on fire! It’s magnificent and exuberant and ferociously funny, and it’s also one of the most moving coming-of-age stories to appear in a long time.”
Paul La Farge, author of The Night Ocean
 
“An epic love story that is wondrous, enchanting, hilarious, and heartrending. This dragon Gork is a direct descendant of Huck Finn and Holden Caulfield, and his voice is a marvel of comic timing and pathos. Gork, the Teenage Dragon is sure to become an instant classic, destined to be loved by all sorts of readers through the ages.” 
Akhil Sharma, author of Family Life

“A humorous coming-of-age story with a deeply heartfelt message.”
Signature Reads
 
“A witty sense of humor. . . . If you’re a fan of the Greek God’s series of books (Percy Jackson) by Rick Riordan, you’ll be a fan of this one. It’s a mythical story with a great adventure, a love story and dragons!”
—RedCarpetCrash.com

“Why Harry Potter fans will love it: For all the dragon aficionados and the Charlie Weasley-types, try this funny tale that’s utterly unique.”
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