Books Inc. Laurel Village is thrilled to host James Kennedy at the shop for a celebration of his newest novel Bride of the Tornado!
A young woman's secretive midwestern town is engulfed by a mysterious plague of tornadoes every generation-and she must escape it before it claims her.
Stephen King's The Mist meets David Lynch's Twin Peaks in this surreal, mind-bending horror-thriller.
In a small town tucked away in the midwestern corn fields, the adults whisper about Tornado Day. Our narrator, a high school sophomore, has never heard this phrase but she soon discovers its terrible meaning: a plague of sentient tornadoes is coming to destroy them.
The only thing that stands between the town and total annihilation is a teen boy known as the tornado killer. Drawn to this enigmatic boy, our narrator senses an unnatural connection between them. But the adults are hiding a secret about the origins of the tornadoes and the true nature of the tornado killer--and our narrator must escape before the primeval power that binds them all comes to claim her.
Audaciously conceived and steeped in existential dread, this genre-defying fever dream of a novel reveals the mythbound madness at the heart of American life.
"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
James Kennedy is the author of Dare to Know. Before becoming a writer, he was a computer programmer with a degree in physics and philosophy.