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Aug 15, 2023 | ISBN 9781683693277

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A Chicago Tribune Best Book Of 2023 
One of The Guardian’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror books (September 2023)

One of BookRiot’s Don’t-Miss Horror Novels (August 2023)
One of SciFiNow’s Best Science Fiction Books (August 2023)
One of New Scientist’s Best New Science Fiction Books (August 2023)
Powell’s Bookstore Pick of the Month (August 2023)

“A powerfully weird, original tale that combines American folk horror with a surreal coming-of-age nightmare.”—The Guardian

“Wonderful, improbable…its dream logic unfolds into an epic, bound up in a simple tale of leaving home.”—Chicago Tribune

“Strap yourselves in for a super-storm of psycho-sexual intensity: American gothic, full-blown horror, wrapped up in an adolescent coming-of-age tale…don’t try to understand, just get swept up and enjoy the ride.”—Daily Mail

“A Lynchian sense of creeping nastiness, rooted in the way small-town life can be stifling, pervades a novel that, as its various plot strands come together, has a whirlwind energy that’s hard to resist. Four stars.”—SFX Magazine

“A genre-bending horror thriller that grapples with adolescent desire and existential
dread in equal measures…gooey, gory, and frightening, Kennedy’s latest will appeal to fans of coming-of-age horror.”—Booklist

“Kennedy puts an eerie, surrealist twist on the American Midwest, highlighting everything unusual about small-town living… Horror fans who value ambiance over jump scares will want to check this out.”—Publishers Weekly

“This genre-defying horror-thriller, delves into surreal, mind-bending depths. James Kennedy, author of Dare to Know is back with more mythical madness of bizarre Americana; painting a chilling portrait of small-town living. Fans of eerie, atmospheric horror will be hooked.”—SciFi Now

“Depraved, hilarious, and genre-bending.”—Kathleen Rooney, Brooklyn Rail

“Reads like a fever dream wrapped inside of techno-colored nightmare and viewed through a kaleidoscope . . . Kennedy keeps the reader hooked with his vivid descriptions and the narrator’s infinite curiosity, trying to make sense of the messy business. Anyone looking for a surreal, supernatural thriller with mysterious undertones will be blown away by Bride of the Tornado.“—Manhattan Book Review 

“A fever dream for adults who want to be surprised…a high-velocity twister of a ride.”—Lori Rader-Day at Chicago Review of Books  

“A twisty, startling, atmospheric Midwest Gothic with the unstoppable power of a freight train and the moody ambience of a mist-shrouded diner at midnight. I could not put it down, and the ending left me in pieces.”—Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times-bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma, Bloom, Wake of Vultures, and more 

“An utterly unique coming-of-age horror-thriller..deadpan creepy, extremely weird, and totally satisfying.”—Laini Taylor, New York Times-bestselling author of Strange the Dreamer and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy

“It’s downright unsettling…a wildly original and haunting coming-of-age story.”—Cavan Scott, New York Times-bestselling author of Star Wars: The High Republic, Shadow Service

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