"It's the mid-1960s in the Long Island town where the unnamed narrator, a sixth-grade boy, and his siblings live with their mostly absent father and alcoholic mother. Despite the lack of adults in their lives, the kids are doing ok--together, they've created a model of their town, complete with clay figures standing in for neighbors, friends, and foes. But soon events in their town turn menacing, when a boy disappears and a prowler haunts the streets. With elements of mystery, fantasy, and an enticingly spooky atmosphere, The Shadow Year is likely to appeal to readers who like genre-bending novels; author Jeffrey Ford has won the Edgar (a mystery award) and been nominated for a Nebula for science fiction." -NextReads

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