THE SUPERNATURALIST. New York: Miramax Books Hyperion Books for Children, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. In the future, in a place called Satellite City -- an eerie world, part Blade Runner, part futuristic Dickens -- orphans work for the state testing highly dangerous products. Fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill breaks out of the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys with the help of the Supernaturalists, a motley crew of kids who, like Cosmo, have the same special ability: they can see the Parasites, supernatural creatures that feed on the life force of humans. At night the Supernaturalists hunt the Parasites, but soon find themselves in a perilous situation far more complicated than they'd imagined. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#162014).
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