Bride of the Tornado
About the Book
A young woman’s secretive midwestern town is engulfed by a mysterious plague of tornadoes every generation–and she must escape it before it claims her.
Stephen King’s The Mist meets David Lynch’s Twin Peaks in this inventive, mind-bending horror-thriller.
In a small town tucked away in the midwestern corn fields, the adults whisper about Tornado Day. Our narrator, a high school sophomore, has never heard this phrase but she soon discovers its terrible meaning: a plague of sentient tornadoes is coming to destroy them.
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 senses an unnatural connection between them. But the adults are hiding a secret about the origins of the tornadoes and the true nature of the tornado killer—and our narrator must escape before the primeval power that binds them all comes to claim her.
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.