The Twelve-Fingered Boy

Carolrhoda Lab ™
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Fifteen-year-old Shreve Cannon doesn't mind juvie. He's got a good business dealing contraband candy, and three meals a day are more than his drunk mother managed to provide. In juvie, the rules never change and everyone is the same. In juvie, Shreve has life figured out. Then the new fish shows up.

Jack's a quiet kid. Small. Cries himself to sleep too. He's no standard-issue titty-baby, though. There's his hands—more specifically his fingers, all twelve of 'em. And when he gets angry, something weird happens. The air wavers. You feel a slight pressure in your chest. And then…well, best take cover.

Jack isn't the only new face in juvie. There's Mr. Quincrux. Quincrux has an unusual interest in Jack and Shreve, and it quickly becomes clear that innocent bystanders aren't going to get in his way. So Jack and Shreve bust out.

On the lam, they quickly discover that Jack has abilities—hell, superpowers—that might just give them a fighting chance against Quincrux, if they can stay alive long enough to figure them out.
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About the author

John Hornor Jacobs has worked in advertising for the last fifteen years. He is also a novelist. His works include Southern Gods, This Dark Earth, The Incorruptibles, and the young adult series, The Twelve Fingered Boy Trilogy. He is the co-founder of Needle: A Magazine of Noir.

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Publisher
Carolrhoda Lab ™
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Published on
Feb 1, 2013
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Pages
280
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ISBN
9781467709507
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Paranormal
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Sexual Abuse
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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