Fiction at Literati: James Kennedy

Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 6:30pm

We welcome James Kennedy to discuss his novel 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.

JAMES KENNEDY is the author of The Order of Odd-Fish and Dare to Know. Before becoming a writer, he was a software engineer with a degree in physics and philosophy.

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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Bride of the Tornado: A Novel By James Kennedy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683693277
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Published: Quirk Books - August 15th, 2023