Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg

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Another vampire novel? Really? How about a vampire novel about single motherhood? And Otis Redding? And best friends? And how you choose whom you kill? And what that costs? And whether there's ever a way back? On a rare night out in Charlotte, North Carolina, Natalie and Sophie best friends, single moms, music lovers meet the Whistler at the Back Way Out. In the aftermath of that encounter, desperate to save their children and, just maybe, themselves, they flee together down the back roads of the Deep South, pursued by guilt, the Whistler and his Mother, and their own growing, terrible hunger. Bloody, sexy, rollicking, and sad, MOTHERLESS CHILD is a road novel about finding a way back to a home that no longer exists, a paean to music that drives us out of ourselves, a howling joyride toward heartbreak, and just maybe the vampire novel you really haven't yet read: the human one.

About Glen Hirshberg

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GLEN HIRSHBERG received his B.A. from Columbia University, where he won the Bennett Cerf Prize for Best Fiction, and his M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Montana. His first novel, The Snowman’s Children, was a Literary Guild Featured Selection. His collection, The Two Sams, won three International Horror Guild Awards and was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly. Hirshberg has won the Shirley Jackson Award and been a finalist for the World Fantasy and the Bram Stoker Awards.
Published May 13, 2014 by Tor Books. 270 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The Whistler’s infatuation with Natalie, his “Destiny,” leads him to track down her child as bait to ensure that she will complete her transformation to immortality as his vampiric companion.

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When vampire musician the Whistler first sees Natalie through the window of a Waffle House in North Carolina, he knows he has to have her. She's his Destiny. So he turns Natalie and her best friend Sophie and leaves them to finish their transformation on their own. Then, he will claim Natalie, an...

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