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A bighearted dystopian novel about the corrosive effects of fear and the redemptive power of love. With soaring literary prose and the tense pacing of a thriller, the first-time novelist Peyton Marshall imagines a grim and startling future. At the end of the twenty-first century--in a transformed America--the sons of convicted felons are tested for a set of genetic markers. Boys who test positive become compulsory wards of the state--removed from their homes and raised on "Goodhouse" campuses, where they learn to reform their darkest thoughts and impulses. Goodhouse is a savage place--part prison, part boarding school--and now a radical religious group, the Holy Redeemer's Church of Purity, is intent on destroying each campus and purifying every child with fire.



About the Author

Peyton Marshall

Peyton Marshall is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the recipient of a Maytag Fellowship and the Richard Yates Award for short fiction. Her story "Bunnymoon" was published in Best New American Voices 2004. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, A Public Space, Blackbird, Etiqueta Negra, and FiveChapters. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Goodhouse is her first novel. You can visit her online at peytonmarshall.com



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