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The Resource The devil's alphabet, Daryl Gregory

The devil's alphabet, Daryl Gregory

Label
The devil's alphabet
Title
The devil's alphabet
Statement of responsibility
Daryl Gregory
Title variation
devils alphabet
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Switchcreek was a normal town in eastern Tennessee until a mysterious disease killed a third of its residents and mutated most of the rest into monstrous oddities. Then, as quickly and inexplicably as it had struck, the disease - dubbed Transcription Divergence Syndrome (TDS) - vanished, leaving behind a population divided into three new branches of humanity: giant gray-skinned argos, hairless seal-like betas, and grotesquely obese charlies. Paxton Abel Martin was fourteen when TDS struck, killing his mother, transforming his preacher father into a charlie, and changing one of his best friends, Jo Lynn, into a beta. But Pax was one of the few who didn't change. He remained as normal as ever. At least on the outside. Having fled shortly after the pandemic, Pax returns to Switchcreek fifteen years later, following the suicide of Jo Lynn, looking for answers. What he finds is a town seething with secrets, among which murder may well be numbered. But there are even darker - and far weirder - mysteries hiding below the surface that will threaten not only Pax's future but the future of the whole human race." --Book Jacket
Summary
Returning to his small hometown in the aftermath of a neighbor's suicide, Paxton Martin remembers how the community was radically transformed by a mysterious retrovirus that mutated many of its survivors, a seemingly short-lived incident that he discovers has caused additional changes
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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332632
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Gregory, Daryl
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • City and town life
  • Syndromes
Target audience
adult
Label
The devil's alphabet, Daryl Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000044659235
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780345501172
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009036180
System control number
(OCoLC)317926310
Label
The devil's alphabet, Daryl Gregory
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000044659235
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780345501172
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009036180
System control number
(OCoLC)317926310

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