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Gork, the Teenage Dragon (Hardcover)

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    A TODAY Show Summer Pick
    An Amazon Summer Beach Reads Pick
    A Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction of the Month Pick

    "Hilarious. . . . Gork is less Game of Thrones and more The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
    --Rolling Stone

    "Delightful. . . . Gork satirically plumbs some of the same supervillain territory that forms the basis of recent films like Despicable Me."
    --Paul Di Filippo, The Barnes & Noble Review


    "No good human won't love this dragon named Gork." --Dave Eggers

    "Outrageous storytelling and soulful humor in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut."--Gary Shteyngart

    Gork isn't like the other dragons at WarWings Military Academy. He has a gigantic heart, two-inch horns, and an occasional problem with fainting. His nickname is Weak Sauce and his Will to Power ranking is Snacklicious--the lowest in his class. But he is determined not to let any of this hold him back as he embarks on the most important mission of his life: tonight, on the eve of his high school graduation, he must ask a female dragon to be his queen. If she says yes, they'll go off to conquer a foreign planet together. If she says no, Gork becomes a slave.

    Vying with Jocks, Nerds, Mutants, and Multi-Dimensioners to find his mate, Gork encounters an unforgettable cast of friends and foes, including Dr. Terrible, the mad scientist; Fribby, a robot dragon obsessed with death; and Metheldra, a healer specializing in acupuncture with swords. But finally it is Gork's biggest perceived weakness, his huge heart, that will guide him through his epic quest and help him reach his ultimate destination: planet Earth.

    A love story, a fantasy, and a coming-of-age story, Gork the Teenage Dragon is a wildly comic, beautifully imagined, and deeply heartfelt debut novel that shows us just how human a dragon can be.

    About the Author


    GABE HUDSON is the author of Dear Mr. President, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hudson was named one of Granta's 20 Best of Young American Novelists and was a recipient of the Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction from Brown University, and the Adele Steiner Burleson Award in Fiction from the University of Texas at Austin. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, McSweeney's, Black Book, and Granta. For many years, he was Editor-at-Large for McSweeney's. He lives in Brooklyn.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780375413964
    ISBN-10: 0375413960
    Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
    Publication Date: July 11th, 2017
    Pages: 400
    Language: English