Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Mystery Bookshelf: Lowboy by John Wray

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The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a library of new mysteries, is pleased to feature a new suspense title we recently received from the publisher.

Lowboy by John Wray
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Lowboy by John Wray
Non-series
Picador (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: February 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-42933-1

About Lowboy (from the publisher): Early one morning in New York City, Will Heller, a sixteen-yearold paranoid schizophrenic, gets on an uptown B train alone. Like most people he knows, Will believes the world is being destroyed by climate change; unlike most people, he’s convinced he can do something about it. Unknown to his doctors, unknown to the police—unknown even to Violet Heller, his devoted mother—Will alone holds the key to the planet’s salvation. To cool down the world, he has to cool down his own overheating body: to cool down his body, he has to find one willing girl. And he already has someone in mind.

This is the story of Will’s fantastic and terrifying odyssey through the city’s tunnels, back alleys, and streets in search of Emily Wallace, his one great hope, and of Violet Heller’s desperate attempts to locate her son before psychosis claims him completely. She is joined by Ali Lateef, a missing-persons specialist, who gradually comes to discover that more is at stake than the recovery of a runaway teen: Violet -- beautiful, enigmatic, and as profoundly at odds with the world as her son -- harbors a secret that Lateef will discover at his own peril.

About John Wray: The author of two critically acclaimed novels, he was named one of Granta magazine’s Best of Young American Novelists in 2007. The recipient of a Whiting Award, he lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit his website at JohnWray.net.

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