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My heart is a chainsaw
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Published:
New York : Saga Press, 2021.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Saga Press hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
405 pages ; 22 cm
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Description
Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel
Named a Best Book of 2021 by NPR

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, New York Times bestselling author 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 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781982137632, 1982137630

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Protected by horror movies -- especially the ones where the masked killer seeks revenge on a world that wronged them, Jade Daniels, an angry, half-Indian outcast, pulls us into her dark mind when blood actually starts to spill into the waters of Indian lake.--,Novelist.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Jones, S. G. (2021). My heart is a chainsaw. First Saga Press hardcover edition. New York, Saga Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972-. 2021. My Heart Is a Chainsaw. New York, Saga Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972-, My Heart Is a Chainsaw. New York, Saga Press, 2021.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jones, Stephen Graham. My Heart Is a Chainsaw. First Saga Press hardcover edition. New York, Saga Press, 2021.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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