Jawbone, by Mónica Ojeda

Staff Pick

Fear, desire, and teenage hormones run amok in Ojeda's unsettling debut novel. The author grapples with the terrors of adolescence and burgeoning womanhood through the experiences of Fernanda, Anneliese, and their friends, who create a world of their own in an abandoned building where they challenge each other to dares. Begun in an effort to gain control of the changes in this turbulent time of life, this imagined world--in service to a made-up White God--seems more and more real as it grows increasingly rife with horror and violence--a madness that turns to cruelty and pushes the girls' teacher to the brink of sanity. There are consequences, of course, but as Anneliese says, “It’s only fun if it’s dangerous.”  

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By Mónica Ojeda, Sarah Booker (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566896214
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Published: Coffee House Press - February 8th, 2022