In Hungry Rats, the Rat Man, a serial killer, is on the loose in Flint, Michigan. Meredith Malady, a high-school girl with a dysfunctional family and a terror of rats sees some common threads between her own life and the killer’s MO. She runs away from home to unearth a trail of clues, determined to catch a killer, but unsure what she’ll do when she meets the Rat Man face-to-face.
Connor Coyne has been published in Santa Clara Review, Moria Poetry Zine, Dick Pig Review, The Saturnine Detractor, and the Flint Broadside. He has a website at connorcoyne.com and a blog devoted to the apotheosis of the Gothic. Connor grew up in the East Village of Flint, Michigan, and has lived in Chicago and New York City. This year he published his first novel, Hungry Rats, but he is even more excited by the birth of his daughter, Mary Adelina.
“Hungry Rats is an emotional and aesthetic tour de force about deep matters of the human heart. Author Connor Coyne shows why the novel is still the most important medium to write about what matters in a manner that matters.” — Jeffery Renard Allen, author of the Heartland award-winning novel Rails Under My Back
For more info: http://hungryrats.com
3 more reasons your should come to this event (reasons #1 and #2 are BYOB and free cookies).
#3. IT’S TIMELY (Re: Blizzards)
“She’s been in a cold so cold that the aurora froze and fell to the Earth. It broke branches as it fell, crashing down like fallen angels and lying there like a shattered chandelier. It was so cold that the pines got frostbite and their needles fell off like frozen fingers.”
– Hungry Rats, Part 2 Chapter 2
#4. IT’S TIMELY (Re: News Coverage)
Flint native wrote novel before serial stabbings with eerie coincidences related to Abuelazam case
#5. IT JUST LANDED A GREAT REVIEW
Many thanks to everyone who came out to the reading. I had a great time, and I hope you did too! Thanks again to Liz Mason and Quimby’s Bookstore for hosting me.