The Lost Boys Symphony: A Novel

The Lost Boys Symphony: A Novel


A STARTLINGLY unique, GENRE-BENDING LITERARY DEBUT during which A LOVESICK collage pupil IS kidnapped by means of HIS destiny SELVES.

After Henry's female friend Val leaves him and transfers to a different tuition, his grief starts to present itself in extraordinary and scary methods. reason and influence, as soon as so trustworthy, now not seem to be similar in any recognizable demeanour. both he is hallucinating, or the energy of his heartbreak over Val has unhinged fact itself.

After weeks of sleepless nights and in poor health delusions, Henry makes a decision to run away. If he can in simple terms locate Val, he thinks, every little thing will make experience back. So he leaves his mother's domestic within the suburbs and marches towards the town and the girl who he thinks will retailer him. as soon as at the George Washington Bridge, although, a robust hallucination knocks him out chilly. whilst he awakens, he reveals himself abducted by way of strangers--one outdated, one middle-aged--who declare to be destiny types of Henry himself. Val is the affection of your life, they inform him. We've misplaced her, yet you do not have to.

In the interim, Henry's ally Gabe is at the verge of breakdown of his personal. confident he's by some means guilty for Henry's deterioration and eventual disappearance, Gabe is fed on through a powerful mixture of guilt and disappointment. while he's approached by way of an enigmatic stranger who bears a awesome resemblance to his misplaced pal, Gabe starts off to worry for his personal sanity. With nowhere else to show, he reaches out to the single one that can probably aid him make feel of all of it: Val.

The misplaced Boys Symphony is a gorgeous reminder of what it really is prefer to be younger, misplaced, and out and in of affection for the first actual time. by way of turns heartfelt and heartbreaking, Ferguson's debut novel boldly broadcasts the arriving of a spellbinding new expertise at the literary degree, in a grasp feat of empathy and multilayered storytelling that takes adventurous literary fiction to dizzying new heights.

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