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Everything changes when Joey's mother dies in a tragic accident and he is sent from Chicago to rural Iowa to live with the father he has never known, a strange, solitary man with unimaginable secrets. At first, Joey's father wants nothing to do with him, but once father and son come to terms with each other, Joey's life takes a turn both macabre and exhilirating.
Publisher: New York : Ember, 2012.
Edition: 1st Ember ed.
ISBN: 9780385738583
Characteristics: 448 p. ; 21 cm.


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PimaLib_ChristineR Dec 15, 2018

Rotters is horrific yet not horrifying. By that I mean this is not a horrific story a la Stephen King, but there are plenty of gruesome details and the subject matter is not for the squeamish. The fact that Kraus can write a novel about a father and son team of grave robbers and make it touching will tell you how good this is.

Mar 17, 2014

Reads very much like a Stephen King novel. Pretty good story but very gruesome.

I'm guessing King was Kraus's role model growing up...

LibraryCard_123 Jul 12, 2013

I'm not kidding when I say that this book is gruesome. When I was reading this book I thought that my life was pretty good.

shazibking123 Jul 08, 2013

i liked this book overall it is a fun read


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LibraryCard_123 Jul 12, 2013

[Page 334] "[Knox Begins His Prayer...]
'Lord, hear our prayer. We have a young boy here who is injured; help salve his wounds. We have a man here who is lost; help find him his way. Out there in thy world is another man who lives in anger; help tamp his fury. Show them, O Lord, that there is light even in the darkest night. Remind them, O Lord , that though they may walk through the valley of death they should fear no evil, for thou art with them and thy rod and thy staff comfort them.' [Joey thought]Thy rod: Grinder. Thy staff: the Root."


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