Lowboy

by John Wray

Lowboy

Hardcover, 258 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $25 | purchase

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Possessing paranoid schizophrenic beliefs that he can save the planet from climate change by cooling down his own overheated body, sixteen-year-old New York youth Will Heller pursues a terrifying and delusional odyssey through the city's tunnels and back alleys.

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Chosen in 2007 as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, John Wray is the author of three books. His first novel, The Right Hand of Sleep, won a Whiting Award. Amber De Vos hide caption

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