The Grimmer (Paperback)

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"A spooky story with well-rounded characters, a unique magic system, and a villain most mysterious and terrifying." -- Ryan Douglass, New York Times bestselling author of The Taking of Jake Livingston

The small-town mysteries of John Bellairs are made modern with a dash of Stranger Things in this spine-tingling supernatural horror-thriller

After his father returns from treatment for addiction, highschooler Vish -- lover of metal music and literature -- is uncertain what the future holds. It doesn't help that everyone seems to know about the family's troubles, and they stand out doubly as one of the only brown families in town. When Vish is mistaken for a relative of the weird local bookseller and attacked by an unsettling pale man who seems to be decaying, he is pulled into the world of the occult, where witches live in television sets, undead creatures can burn with a touch, and magic is mathematical. Vish must work with the bookstore owner and his mysterious teenage employee, Gisela, to stop an interdimensional invasion that would destroy their peaceful town.

Bringing together scares, suspense, and body horror, The Grimmer is award-winning author Naben Ruthnum's first foray into the young adult genre. This gripping ride through the supernatural is loaded with vivid characters, frightening imagery, and astonishing twists, while tackling complex issues such as grief, racism, and addiction.

About the Author

Naben Ruthnum's most recent works are the novel A Hero of Our Time and the horror novella Helpmeet. He's written thrillers as Nathan Ripley and also writes for the screen. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781770417045
ISBN-10: 1770417044
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English