Shaun Hamill

We are excited to host author Shaun Hamill in-store on Thursday, July 25th with his new book, The Dissonance. In conversation with Alex Temblador.

 

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From the acclaimed author of A Cosmology of Monsters ("I loved it" —Stephen King) comes an epic contemporary fantasy, a mixture of The Magicians and It: a story of dark magic, terrible mistakes, and second chances.

"You can never go home again," the saying goes—but Hal, Athena, and Erin have to. In high school, the three were students of the eccentric Professor Marsh, trained in a secret system of magic known as the Dissonance, which is built around harnessing negative emotions: alienation, anger, pain. Then, twenty years ago, something happened that shattered their coven, scattering them across the country, stuck in mundane lives, alone.
      But now, terrifying signs and portents (not to mention a pointed Facebook invite) have summoned them back to Clegg, Texas. There, their paths will collide with that of Owen, a closeted teenager from Alabama whose aborted cemetery seance with his crush summoned something far worse: a murderous entity whose desperate, driving purpose includes kidnapping Owen to serve as its Renfield. As Owen tries to outwit his new master, and Hal, Athena, and Erin reckon with how the choices they made as teens might connect to the apocalyptic event unfurling over the Lone Star State, shocking alliances form, old and new romances brew, and three unsuccessful adults and one frightened teen are all that stand between reality and oblivion. 
      From one of the boldest, most brilliant voices in modern fantastical horror, The Dissonance is a thrilling and beautifully written story of magic and monsters, forgiveness and friendship.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


SHAUN HAMILL received his BA in English from the University of Texas at Arlington, and his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His debut novel, A Cosmology of Monsters, was published in 2019. His fiction has appeared in Carve and Come Join Us By the Fire 2. His nonfiction has appeared at Crimereads and Tor Nightfire. He lives and works near Dallas-Fort Worth.

ALEX TEMBLADOR is the Mixed Latine award-winning author of Secrets of the Casa Rosada, Half Outlaw, and Writing An Identity Not Your Own. She is a contributor to Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America and Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology. Alex lives in Dallas, Texas, where she runs a literary panel series called LitTalk.

Thursday, July 25th, 6:00PM
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The Dissonance: A Novel

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By Shaun Hamill

The Dissonance: A Novel By Shaun Hamill Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593317259
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon - July 23rd, 2024

The Dissonance: A Novel By Shaun Hamill Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593317259
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon - July 23rd, 2024

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with author Shaun Hamill, in conversation with Alex Temblador