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Do you know why french fries are dangerous to werewolves?

Mongrels

Title: Mongrels
By: Stephen Graham Jones

This is a doozy of a werewolf tale. It’s not a fantasy; it could have been written about any other kid from a troubled background, treated like a second class citizen. At a critical juncture, someone says to the unnamed 8-year-old protagonist, "being a werewolf isn’t just teeth and claws, it’s inside. It’s how you look at the world. It’s how the world looks back at you." In spite of the challenges of living in the modern world while concealing one’s wolf nature, the protagonist idolizes his grandpa and his Aunt Libby and Uncle Darren (werewolves all), the only family he has left. He yearns for the day when he will finally begin turning into a wolf himself. He hopes he will change at puberty, but there’s no telling for certain.

Do you know why french fries are dangerous to werewolves? Read this violent, desperate, and poignant coming of age story, and you’ll find out.

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Posted by April on Oct. 3, 2016 at 8:41 a.m.
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