Tinfoil Butterfly

Tinfoil Butterfly

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Emma is hitchhiking across the United States, trying to outrun a violent, tragic past, when she meets Lowell, the hot-but-dumb driver she hopes will take her as far as the Badlands. But Lowell is not as harmless as he seems, and a vicious scuffle leaves Emma bloody and stranded in an abandoned town in the Black Hills with an out-of-gas van, a loaded gun, and a snowstorm on the way. The town is eerily quiet and Emma takes shelter in a diner, where she stumbles across Earl, a strange little boy in a tinfoil mask who steals her gun before begging her to help him get rid of "George." As she is pulled deeper into Earl's bizarre, menacing world, the horrors of Emma's past creep closer, and she realizes she can't run forever.
Publisher: New York :, MCD x FSG Originals/Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374538309
Branch Call Number: FIC MOUL
Characteristics: 264 pages ; 19 cm


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ReadingAdviser_Sally Jan 07, 2020

In turns chilling, heartbreaking, bleak, and terrifying. Tinfoil Butterfly is a speculative fiction novel- not quite horror and definitely not quite fantasy. It was strange and yet also beautiful.


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ReadingAdviser_Sally Jan 07, 2020

“My father used to tell me evil had to be invited in. … that evil doesn’t take people by surprise. In order for it to really get you, a tiny piece of you has to want it. He sure wanted it, my father. He drank it up until he lay down on the train tracks where he let it kill him. Literally let it split him in half. And that’s what I tried to do too, right? It’s what I’m still trying to do. Split myself in half.”


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