By Daryl Gregory
Harrison Harrison—H2 to his mom—is a lonely youngster who’s been petrified of the water ever when you consider that he was once a child in California whilst an immense sea creature capsized their boat and his father vanished. one of many “sensitives” who're attuned to the supernatural international, Harrison, along with his marine biologist mom, has simply moved to the worst attainable position for a boy like him: Dunnsmouth, Massachusetts, a Lovecraftian city perched on rocks above the Atlantic the place unusual issues cross on through evening, monsters lurk below the waves, and creepy lecturers run the neighborhood excessive school.
On Harrison’s first day in class, his mom disappears at sea. Harrison needs to try to resolve the secret of her coincidence, which places him in clash with a wierd church, a knife-wielding killer, and the Deep Ones: fish-human hybrids that reside within the bay. it is going to take all his resources—and an strange host of allies—to defeat the risk and locate his mother.
From award profitable writer Daryl Gregory, an exhilarating and colourful Lovecraftian experience of a teenage boy looking for his mom, and the macabre creatures he encounters through the whole trip.
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It wasn’t so much the dark that worried her as the wildlife. She’d run into a rattlesnake in a gas station restroom in 29 Kathleen Eagle Arizona and a black bear in Glacier. She had a healthy respect for a wild animal’s survival instincts. She nearly jumped out of her skin when her light flashed on a pair of glowing eyes. ” The dog answered. Relief. Nice dog. Good dog. It wasn’t every dog that could say his own name. He escorted her to the privy, stood guard while she used it, then shepherded her back again.
She was Earth Woman. At her back he was wishing he’d stolen all the bras from her luggage before he’d turned it over to her earlier. Her white shirt had turned transparent in the rain. He glanced at the sweater she’d pulled off under the sun and stuffed under her butt for a seat cushion, which was the only thing it was good for now, wet as it was. Wet as she was, as they both were. One of the fish flipped its tail against the bottom of the canoe, welcoming the rain. But it was Heather’s tail that interested Kole.
He nodded, watching her closely as she fit the wooden tube to her lips. It took her several tries to get a sound out of it. “So I skipped a lot of music lessons when I was a kid,” she confessed as she experimented with finger placements on the holes. ” “Violin. ” “She’s right,” he said, moving behind her. ” She caught his eye over her shoulder as his arms came around her. ” “I don’t know much about ladies. ” He placed the index and middle fingers of her left hand over the first two holes. ” He covered her right hand with his, placing three fingers on the remaining three holes, then lifting the middle one.
Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory