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Clown in a Cornfield Hardcover – 29 October 2020

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  • Hardcover : 352 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0062854599
  • ISBN-10 : 0062854593
  • Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.87 x 20.96 cm
  • Publisher : HarperCollins - US (29 October 2020)
  • Reading level : 14 - 17 years
  • Language: : English
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This pitch-perfect horror experience can be enjoyed as pure entertainment for its fun retro slasher style, but teen readers will also fully appreciate the sly underlying social commentary.--Booklist (starred review)

Clown in a Cornfield delivers everything the title promises--and more. More carnage, more mayhem and a sly social commentary that cuts to the bone. A must-read for horror fans.--Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Final Girls

"This party starts early, and it does not stop until all the bodies have hit the floor." --Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels and The Only Good Indians

A pulse-pounding thrill ride for retro-horror fans who are not faint of heart (or stomach).--Kirkus Reviews

Adam Cesare's CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD starts as a fun and scary retro-slasher but then cleverly twists and bloodies its way into being a very new kind of beast. Rejoice horror fans new and old, and be terrified of Adam's everyday clowns.--Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World

Cesare's cinematic eye means the set-pieces are loud, brash, and dramatic (it's no surprise that there's a film adaptation in the works). Given what we are all experiencing now, there's something wonderfully pleasing, nostalgic, and even therapeutic spending several hours cheering on Quinn - smart and brave -- as she takes on [...] killer clowns. --Locus Magazine

Tense, modern and gory, Cesare's Clown in a Cornfield is simultaneously classic and fresh. This is thrilling, old school horror for a new generation.--Madeleine Roux, author of the Asylum series

The immersive atmosphere, nail-biting action sequences, and satisfying social commentary results in a thoughtful, campy, and just-plain-fun read for horror fans, especially those who crave a retro feel but still want a story set firmly in the present.--Library Journal (starred review)

There's a lot to love about Adam Cesare's new novel, Clown in a Cornfield. First, the title. Holy crap. Then the front cover. Double holy crap. Also consider it's already received blurbs from people like Clive Barker, Stephen Graham Jones, and Paul Tremblay? Triple holy crap. People are going to be talking about this novel all year. Get ready for it.--Lit Reactor

With this novel, Cesare is going to create a new generation of life-long horror fans.--Signal Horizon Magazine

About the Author

Adam Cesare is a New Yorker who lives in Philadelphia. He is the author of Mercy House, Video Night, The Summer Job, and Tribesmen. He writes a monthly column for Cemetery Dance Online. He also has a YouTube review show called Project: Black T-Shirt where he discusses horror films and pairs them with reading suggestions.

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