The Bride of the Tornado
About the Book
Stephen King’s The Mist meets Twin Peaks in this mind-bending horror-thriller about a Midwestern town engulfed by a mysterious plague of tornadoes every generation.
In a small town tucked away in the Midwestern corn fields, the grown-ups whisper about Tornado Day. Our narrator, a high school sophomore, has never heard such a phrase, though she and her friends can feel the weight of those words. The sense of impending doom.
The only thing that stands between the town and total annihilation is a teen boy known as the Tornado Killer. Drawn to this enigmatic boy, our narrator befriends him and begins to sense an unnatural connection between them. But the grown-ups are hiding a secret about the origin of the tornadoes and the Tornado Killer–and it’s more terrifying than our narrator could ever imagine.
Audaciously conceived and steeped in existential dread, this genre-defying novel reveals the mythbound madness at the heart of American life.
About the Author
James Kennedy is the author of The Order of Odd-Fish, a young adult novel published by Delacorte in 2008. He is also the founder and director of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, an annual nationwide contest in which kid filmmakers make 90-second videos about Newbery-winning books. Before becoming a writer, he was a software engineer and has a degree in physics and philosophy. Dare to Know is his first adult novel.