The Resource My heart is a chainsaw, Stephen Graham Jones

My heart is a chainsaw, Stephen Graham Jones

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My heart is a chainsaw
Title
My heart is a chainsaw
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Graham Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
"In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, Stephen Graham Jones. "Some girls just don't know how to die..." Shirley Jackson meets Friday the 13th in My Heart Is a Chainsaw, written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Good Indians Stephen Graham Jones, called "a literary master" by National Book Award winner Tananarive Due and "one of our most talented living writers" by Tommy Orange. Alma Katsu calls My Heart Is a Chainsaw "a homage to slasher films that also manages to defy and transcend genre." On the surface is a story of murder in small-town America. But beneath is its beating heart: a biting critique of American colonialism, Indigenous displacement, and gentrification, and a heartbreaking portrait of a broken young girl who uses horror movies to cope with the horror of her own life. Jade Daniels is an angry, half-Indian outcast with an abusive father, an absent mother, and an entire town that wants nothing to do with her. She lives in her own world, a world in which protection comes from an unusual source: horror movies...especially the ones where a masked killer seeks revenge on a world that wronged them. And Jade narrates the quirky history of Proofrock as if it is one of those movies. But when blood actually starts to spill into the waters of Indian Lake, she pulls us into her dizzying, encyclopedic mind of blood and masked murderers, and predicts exactly how the plot will unfold. Yet, even as Jade drags us into her dark fever dream, a surprising and intimate portrait emerges...a portrait of the scared and traumatized little girl beneath the Jason Voorhees mask: angry, yes, but also a girl who easily cries, fiercely loves, and desperately wants a home. A girl whose feelings are too big for her body. My Heart Is a Chainsaw is her story, her homage to horror and revenge and triumph"--
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10987052
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Stephen Graham
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3560.O5395
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horror films
  • Abandoned children
  • Dysfunctional families
Target audience
adult
Label
My heart is a chainsaw, Stephen Graham Jones
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Saga Press hardcover edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781982137632
Lccn
2021014273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
My heart is a chainsaw, Stephen Graham Jones
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Saga Press hardcover edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781982137632
Lccn
2021014273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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