Man Made Monsters

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Pub Date 18 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 07 Oct 2022
Levine Querido, Arthur A. Levine

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Tsalagi should never have to live on human blood, but sometimes things just happen to sixteen-year-old girls.


Making her YA debut, Cherokee writer Andrea L. Rogers takes her place as one of the most striking voices of the horror renaissance that has swept the last decade.


Horror fans will get their thrills in this collection – from werewolves to vampires to zombies – all the time-worn horror baddies are there. But so are predators of a distinctly American variety – the horrors of empire, of intimate partner violence, of dispossession. And so too the monsters of Rogers’ imagination, that draw upon long-told Cherokee stories – of Deer Woman, fantastical sea creatures, and more.


Following one extended Cherokee family across the centuries, from the tribe’s homelands in Georgia in the 1830s to World War I, the Vietnam War, our own present, and well into the future, each story delivers a slice of a particular time period that will leave readers longing for more.


Alongside each story, Cherokee artist and language technologist Jeff Edwards delivers haunting illustrations that incorporate Cherokee syllabary.


But don’t just take it from us – award-winning writer of The Only Good Indians and Mongrels Stephen Graham Jones says that "Andrea Rogers writes like the house is on fire and her words are the only thing that can put it out."


Man Made Monsters is a masterful, heartfelt, haunting collection ripe for crossover appeal – just don’t blame us if you start hearing things that go bump in the night.


Tsalagi should never have to live on human blood, but sometimes things just happen to sixteen-year-old girls.


Making her YA debut, Cherokee writer Andrea L. Rogers takes her place as one of the most...


Advance Praise

★“Chilling… Rogers’ grounded, smooth writing style—juggling first-, third-, and even second-person points of view— makes magical elements (from milder hauntings to monsters like vampires, werewolves, and zombies) as threatening as human villains. The stakes remain high: The short story format means any character one meets could later die. Exquisite white-on-black line art from Cherokee artist Edwards sets the eerie mood. The use of the Noto Sans Cherokee typeface and Edwards’ hand-drawn Cherokee syllabary beautifully integrates written language into the book’s design. A creepy and artful exploration of a haunting heritage.”—Kirkus (starred)

 

“A brilliant and expansive journey across time, seen through a Cherokee lens, written by the brilliant and essential voice of Andrea Rogers. This collection is full to the brim with voice and breadth, including but not limited to magic, horror, and fantasy. The book is fun, funny, and dead-serious. It is beautifully written, and it is full of monsters.”—Tommy Orange

★“Chilling… Rogers’ grounded, smooth writing style—juggling first-, third-, and even second-person points of view— makes magical elements (from milder hauntings to monsters like vampires, werewolves...


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Man Made Monsters by Andrea Rogers was a great treat.
An interconnected collection of stories that deal with multiple issues and horror as well and is one of the best horror books I've read this year.
As the blurb says, "Horror fans will get their thrills in this collection – from werewolves to vampires to zombies – all the time-worn horror baddies are there. But so are predators of a distinctly American variety – the horrors of empire, of intimate partner violence, of dispossession. And so too the monsters of Rogers’ imagination, that draw upon long-told Cherokee stories – of Deer Woman, fantastical sea creatures, and more." All true. Highly recommend.
I only saw a few illustrations by Jeff Edwards in my ARC copy so I'm not sure about all of them but the ones I did see fit well with the story and showed a real talent.
Thanks to #NetGalley, #LevineQuerido, and Andrea Rogers for the ARC of #ManMadeMonsters.

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