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A spellbinding and darkly humorous coming-of-age story about an unusual boy, whose family lives on the fringe of society and struggles to survive in a hostile world that shuns and fears them.

He was born an outsider, like the rest of his family. Poor yet resilient, he lives in the shadows with his aunt Libby and uncle Darren, folk who stubbornly make their way in a society that does not understand or want them. They are mongrels, mixed blood, neither this nor that. The boy at the center of Mongrels must decide if he belongs on the road with his aunt and uncle or if he fits with the people on the other side of the tracks.

For ten years, he and his family have lived a life of late-night exits and narrow escapes—always on the move across the South to stay one step ahead of the law. But the time is drawing near when Darren and Libby will finally know if their nephew is like them or not. And the close calls they’ve been running from for so long are catching up fast now. Everything is about to change.

A compelling and fascinating journey, Mongrels alternates between past and present to create an unforgettable portrait of a boy trying to understand his family and his place in a complex and unforgiving world. A smart and innovative story—funny, bloody, raw, and real—told in a rhythmic voice full of heart, Mongrels is a deeply moving, sometimes grisly novel that illuminates the challenges and tender joys of a life beyond the ordinary in a bold and imaginative new way.

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  • Mongrels isn’t just a coming-of-age story or a horror story. It looks at the world through a disturbing, uncomfortable lens, and offers up a brutal mythology of werewolves. I’ve never seen anything quite like it and I won’t forget it anytime soon.”

    Carrie Vaughn, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Lyrical…The narrator’s voice is heartfelt and absorbing…An often moving portrait of a family struggling to survive.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A love letter to the American South…Jones’ portrayals of rural American ring true in many ways. Horror enthusiasts will also dig the graphic mythology…A Holden Caulfield analogue dropped into an old horror movie with a soundtrack by Warren Zevon.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Mongrels left me speechless…It’s so smart, original, thrilling, horrifying, and human.”

    Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts

  • Mongrels is at once an adolescent romp through the tangled woods of family history and a rich compendium of werewolf lore old and new.”

    Christopher Buehlman, author of Those across the River

  • "Mongrels exists somewhere in the borderlands of literary and genre fiction, full of horror and humor and heart, at once a nightmarish road trip and a moving story about a broken family leashed together by their fierce love and loyalty. A bloody great read.”

    Benjamin Percy, author of The Dead Lands

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