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String Follow

String Follow

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A darkly comic suburban Gothic about a malevolent force that targets a group of Ohio misfits, harnessing their angst for its sinister designs.

A work of evil genius that put me in a literal trance and didn't relinquish me until the final page. I loved every insidious second." --Mona Awad, author of Bunny

Something strange is happening to the teens in Adena, Ohio.

A mysterious force is seeking inroads: vulnerabilities to exploit, friendships to hijack, untapped rage to harness toward its own ends. Who will serve it best? Claire is abrasive and aimless, embarrassed by her privilege. Weak-willed David entertains fantasies of cultish orgies, while Tyler covertly takes up residence in his basement. Greg wages war on the voices in his head, while his sister Beth quietly, furiously unravels. And at the center is the empathetic, naive Sarah. The force wants her most of all. But will she be the key to its success or its destruction?

Eerie, hypnotic, and shot through with dark comedy, String Follow is a razor-sharp suburban gothic that exposes the sweating, bleeding truth of how kids become adults in twenty-first-century America. Simon Jacobs blends the startlingly original and the uncannily familiar, revealing the dark chaos that lurks beneath the surface of Midwestern suburbia.

Author: Simon Jacobs
Publisher: MCD X Fsg Originals
Published: 02/01/2022
Pages: 416
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 7.40h x 4.90w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9780374603854

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/11/2021
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2021

About the Author
Simon Jacobs is the author of the novel Palaces and of two collections of short fiction: Masterworks and Saturn. His fiction has appeared in Tin House, Black Warrior Review, and Joyland. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, he now lives in Portland, Oregon.

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