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Gork, the Teenage Dragon

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Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson
  • Hardcover $24.95

    Jul 11, 2017 | 400 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    Jul 11, 2017 | 400 Pages

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Praise

“No good human won’t love this dragon named Gork.”—Dave Eggers

Advance Praise for Gork, the Teenage Dragon
 
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. In the long and august tradition of literary masterpieces about sentient adolescent dragons from outer space, this is no doubt the greatest of the genre. Gabe Hudson has crafted a very sensitive and very funny book from the most serious of subjects: interplanetary acceptance for giant lizards.”
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? When I finished reading this book, I wiped a tear from my eye, stood up, and gave the book a standing ovation. Gabe Hudson may well be the funniest writer working today, and the most likely to break your heart.” 
Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story
  
“Gork’s no Puff, frolicking in some “autumn mist” or whatever. Gork’s one badass outer space dragon. His secret weapon? Poetry! Gork’s got it going on. This wonderful, big-hearted, crazy novel is a testament to Gabe Hudson’s ingenious imagination.”
Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen

“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

“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

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