My heart is a chainsaw
(Large Print)

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Bridgeview Public Library - StacksLARGE PRINT FICTION JONOn Shelf
Glen Ellyn Public Library - Large TypeFIC JONES, STEPHENOn Shelf
Oak Lawn Public Library - Large TypeLARGE TYPE FICTION JONESOn Shelf
Park Forest Public Library - StacksLT FIC JONOn Shelf
Prairie Trails Public Library District - StacksLP JONOn Shelf

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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
Format
Large Print
Physical Desc
627 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781432893767, 1432893769

Notes

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"Shirley Jackson meets Friday the 13th in My Heart Is a Chainsaw, written by the author of The Only Good Indians Stephen Graham Jones, called "a literary master" by National Book Award winner Tananarive Due and "one of our most talented living writers" by Tommy Orange. Alma Katsu calls My Heart Is a Chainsaw "a homage to slasher films that also manages to defy and transcend genre." On the surface is a story of murder in small-town America. But beneath is its beating heart: a biting critique of American colonialism, Indigenous displacement, and gentrification, and a heartbreaking portrait of a broken young girl who uses horror movies to cope with the horror of her own life. Jade Daniels is an angry, half-Indian outcast with an abusive father, an absent mother, and an entire town that wants nothing to do with her. She lives in her own world, a world in which protection comes from an unusual source: horror movies... especially the ones where a masked killer seeks revenge on a world that wronged them. And Jade narrates the quirky history of Proofrock as if it is one of those movies. But when blood actually starts to spill into the waters of Indian Lake, she pulls us into her dizzying, encyclopedic mind of blood and masked murderers, and predicts exactly how the plot will unfold. Yet, even as Jade drags us into her dark fever dream, a surprising and intimate portrait emerges...a portrait of the scared and traumatized little girl beneath the Jason Voorhees mask: angry, yes, but also a girl who easily cries, fiercely loves, and desperately wants a home. A girl whose feelings are too big for her body. My Heart Is a Chainsaw is her story, her homage to horror and revenge and triumph."--,Provided by publisher.
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LARGE PRINT

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jones, S. G. (2022). My heart is a chainsaw (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972-. 2022. My Heart Is a Chainsaw. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972-. My Heart Is a Chainsaw Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jones, Stephen Graham. My Heart Is a Chainsaw Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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