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- Print Length: 272 pages
- Publisher: MCD x FSG Originals (September 10, 2019)
- Publication Date: September 10, 2019
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07MYWP7B4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,852 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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―Ivy Pochoda, author of Wonder Valley
"A brutal, incredibly bizarre exploration of insanity, guilt, love, and the darkness inside all of us . . . This novel is a hybrid monster that's part Lovecraftian nightmare and part literary exploration of evil, all set in a town reminiscent of the Silent Hill video games . . . The blood and violence are strong here, but the poetry is just as powerful."
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"Unrelenting and artfully crafted, this haunting debut and its tortured protagonist easily cement Moulton as a must-read writer in the horror genre. . . The narrative, both disturbing and irresistible, is propelled by these two well-imagined characters and their need for each other. This is a gripping tale of terribly human horrors."
―Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Reading Tinfoil Butterfly is like watching a slick, modern horror movie, in which you start to realize the real terror comes from being a woman in this world and all the negotiations that involves. Clever, timely, disturbing, and thought-provoking.”
―Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty
“Rachel Eve Moulton’s deliciously terrifying and eerily poetic debut novel about a wounded young woman and the mysterious child she meets on a nightmare stop in the desolate Black Hills is irresistible. Fair warning: The snow comes with blood, the crows can’t be trusted, and Tinfoil Butterfly flutters with a dark heartbeat you won’t soon forget.”
―Julia Heaberlin, author of Black-Eyed Susans and Paper Ghosts
“I have read no book like this. Tinfoil Butterfly took my breath on the first page and never gave it back. A dark adventure story that leads to an epic reckoning, all told in the most taut and vivid prose.”
―Jac Jemc, author of False Bingo and The Grip of It
“Vivid and cinematic in its storytelling, Tinfoil Butterfly’s breathless and scary stumbling, tumbling journey into horrors had my heart in my mouth the whole way through. And yet the beautifully drawn friendship that evolves between Emma and Earl ensures that this story brims with hope and humanity. An unforgettable read.”
―Shirley Barrett, author of The Bus on Thursday
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Emma is trying to escape her past. Her goal is to hitchhike her way to The Badlands. Unfortunately, she is picked up by Lowell and he turns out to be not such a nice guy. Events unfold and she finds herself on the run yet again. She stumbles upon an abandoned diner and takes refuge for the night. She wakes in the morning to discover a young boy in a tin-foil mask pointing her own gun at her. He says his name is Earl, that his mother has died and has been eaten by his father and that she now lives as a crow watching over them. He claims he will help her only if she can help him in return.
That plot description is vague, I know, but it's so hard to put words to my thoughts right now.
The despair is palpable, the violence is wicked, and the darkness that unfolds is unrelenting. You, as a reader, are not given a moments rest. Not one moment of peace to be had. But there are sparks of hope and love trying to break free from these pages and I grasped them dearly to my heart because I was afraid that if I didn't that I would slip into a deep depression with bouts of rage and anger at the wrongness of it all. Earl stole my heart immediately and Emma, while having made so many mistakes, wanted to do right. To be good. To be loved.
This is not a book that I would recommend to just anyone, no sirree, but I do hope it finds the right audience because I will never forget Earl and Emma. 4 *I'm just picking up the pieces of my shattered heart* Stars!
I would like to thank NetGalley and MCD X Fsg Originals for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.