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Hunger (2013)

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Status: Forthcoming

Category: Book

Publication dates:
January 17, 2013 (UK - Hardback)
January 17, 2013 (UK - eBook)

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 978-0099576648

Written by: Melvin Burgess

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Synopsis

From acclaimed and controversial author, Melvin Burgess, a terrifying new Hammer novella about a teenager and her relationship with a ghoul.

When Beth wakes up one morning covered in dirt, she puts it down to an extreme case of sleep-walking. But when reports of a desecrated grave start to circulate, her night-time wanderings take on a sinister air. Soon the city is being plagued by strange sightings and sudden disappearances. Beth knows that something is changing within her. Something that's filling her with an urgent, desperate hunger that demands to be satisfied – at any cost ...

Praise for other titles by Melvin Burgess:
'Totally gripping and charged with intense emotion.' - Mail on Sunday
'Brutally honest...this remarkable historical novel erupts into life from the very first
page' - Financial Times
'A disturbing book, but of real quality; you will applaud the end.' - The Observer
'An intricate, moving tale.' - The Observer

Author Biography
Melvin Burgess was born in 1954 and was brought up in Sussex and Berkshire. He started writing in his twenties, and wrote on and off for fifteen years before having his first book, THE CRY OF THE WOLF, published in 1990. In 1997 his controversial bestseller JUNK won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal: THE CRY OF THE WOLF, AN ANGEL FOR MAY, THE BABY AND FLY PIE and THE GHOST BEHIND THE WALL. Melvin Burgess now writes full-time and lives in Hebden Bridge. The Guardian has described him as the godfather of YA fiction.

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