Harrison SquaredBook - 2015
When his mother disappears at sea, a teenage boy, who is attuned to the supernatural world, attempts, along with an unusual group of allies, to solve the mystery of her accident.
"Harrison Squared is a strange, wonderful read. The isolated seaside setting is beautifully crafted, and the prose is at once eerie, foreboding and funny." -Kendare Blake, author of Three Dark Crowns and Mortal Gods
From award winning author Daryl Gregory comes Harrison Squared, a thrilling and colorful Lovecraftian adventure of a teenage boy searching for his mother, and the macabre creatures he encounters.
Harrison Harrison-H2 to his mom-is a lonely teenager who's been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the "sensitives" who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison and his mother have just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him: Dunnsmouth, a Lovecraftian town perched on rocks above the Atlantic, where strange things go on by night, monsters lurk under the waves, and creepy teachers run the local high school. On Harrison's first day at school, his mother, a marine biologist, disappears at sea. Harrison must attempt to solve the mystery of her accident, which puts him in conflict with a strange church, a knife-wielding killer, and the Deep Ones, fish-human hybrids that live in the bay. It will take all his resources-and an unusual host of allies-to defeat the danger and find his mother.