The hunger

by Katsu, Alma,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 19 copies
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Summary
As featured in The New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Issue

"Supernatural suspense at its finest...The best thing about The Hunger is that it will scare the pants off you." --The New York Times Book Review

"Deeply, deeply disturbing, hard to put down, not recommended reading after dark."--Stephen King

A tense and gripping reimagining of one of America's most fascinating historical moments: the Donner Party with a supernatural twist.

Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere.

That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party. Depleted rations, bitter quarrels, and the mysterious death of a little boy have driven the isolated travelers to the brink of madness. Though they dream of what awaits them in the West, long-buried secrets begin to emerge, and dissent among them escalates to the point of murder and chaos. They cannot seem to escape tragedy...or the feelings that someone--or something--is stalking them. Whether it's a curse from the beautiful Tamsen Donner (who some think might be a witch), their ill-advised choice of route through uncharted terrain, or just plain bad luck, the ninety men, women, and children of the Donner Party are heading into one of one of the deadliest and most disastrous Western adventures in American history.

As members of the group begin to disappear, the survivors start to wonder if there really is something disturbing, and hungry, waiting for them in the mountains...and whether the evil that has unfolded around them may have in fact been growing within them all along.

Effortlessly combining the supernatural and the historical, The Hunger is an eerie, thrilling look at the volatility of human nature, pushed to its breaking point.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Katsu, author of the Taker trilogy, transports readers to the American West in 1846 to explore the plight of the Donner party, with a supernatural explanation at the heart of its ill-fated quest. When the party sets out for California in the summer of 1846, it's over 90 strong and excited about a newly discovered passage. There's plenty of interpersonal drama among the group. Hearty Charles Stanton is seduced by the bewitching Tamsen Donner, whose husband, George, begins as leader of the group before being supplanted by unpopular businessman James Reed, who is having a secret tryst with a surly teamster. But when a young boy disappears, and his body is discovered days later, almost wholly stripped down to the bone, the group begins to fear that something sinister is awaiting them on the trail. Their terror intensifies as they press on, and members of the party start to fall prey to a searing hunger that makes them crave human flesh. A suspenseful and imaginative take on a famous tragedy.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Katsu (The Taker) injects the supernatural into this brilliant retelling of the ill-fated Donner Party. In the prologue, set in April 1847, a team of rescuers sets out to find the last survivor of the expedition, Lewis Keseberg, but they locate only his abandoned cabin. "What looked like a human vertebra, cleaned of skin" and a "scattering of teeth" lie outside in the snow. Flash back to June 1846. George Donner is leading a wagon train to California. Those headed west often leave letters under rocks in the hope that an eastbound traveler will retrieve them and take them to the nearest post office. In one place, one of Donner's teenage daughters finds hundreds of such letters, all with the ominous message: "Turn back or you will die." Then a young boy disappears and is later found savagely mutilated, as if by an animal. The members of the party come to suspect that shape-changers are responsible for the carnage, and they encounter increasing challenges to their survival. Fans of Dan Simmons's The Terror will find familiar and welcome chills. Author tour. Agent: Richard Pine, Inkwell Management. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Donner Party -- Fiction.
Horror fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Language English
Description 376 pages : map ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780735212510
0735212511
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