Pub Date 18 Feb 2018
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*** An American classic becomes a modern adventure ***
In this retelling of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tim DeRoche dares to imagine that Huck Finn is alive today. Chased by his vengeful and psychotic father, Pap, Huck escapes down the concrete gash that is the Los Angeles River with his friend Miguel, an illegal immigrant who has been falsely accused of murder. Riding the dangerous waters of a rainstorm, the two fugitives meet a strange cast of Angelenos both animal and human who live down by the river. And they learn the true value of love and loyalty. The Ballad of Huck and Miguel is not only a thrilling urban adventure, but also an inspired tribute to one of the most beloved novels ever written.
"A smart, highly entertaining update on a classic story."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"Every bit as thrilling, provocative, humane, and laugh-out-loud funny as the original."
-- Max Borenstein, screenwriter of Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla
"Channels the timeless voice of Huckleberry Finn to tell an engrossing and amusing adventure story for our times."
-- Dan Greaney, writer for The Simpsons and The Office
"Lovingly detailed linocut illustrations."
-- Daniel Hernadez, former Mexico City bureau chief for VICE
"A thrilling reboot of a classic and a magical urban adventure."
-- Gloria Romero, former Majority Leader of the California State Senate
"Captivating and compelling. A bold reimagining of Twain's novel."
-- Mark Dawidziak, Mark Twain scholar and author of Mark My Words: Mark Twain on Writing