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Feral Little Gods

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490 pages4 hours

Summary

Ten year-old Sascha is a brilliant beautiful child of privilege. His best friend is blue-blooded Christian, whose bond with him is unusually intense, often existing within an intensely vivid shared fantasy world. Over the years, however, he and Christian’s relationship has become increasingly odd and disturbing. One day, Christian reveals something to Sascha so bizarre that he refuses to believe it. Yet his refusal sends Christian into an obsessive pursuit to convince him of his truthfulness, one that engages Sascha in a game of psychological torture that darkens with each move.
The story of children dwelling in a gilded hell, Feral Little Gods is a mediation on the seductiveness of cruelty and the false innocence of childhood.
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Excerpts of the novel have published in both The Write Room and The Stone Hobo. The excerpt in the latter publication was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. The novel also made it through the first round of the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

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