When Cameron finds out he's sick and going to die, he embarks on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America to find out how to live and what matters most.
'The best day of my life happened when I was five and almost died at Disney World. I'm sixteen now, so you can imagine that's left me with quite a few days of major suckage.'
Cameron has just had some bad news: he's sick and is going to die. Which totally sucks. But then hope arrives in the form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel with a bad sugar habit who promises Cam there is a cure if he's willing to go in search of it.
With the help of Gonzo, a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf, and a garden gnome who might just be the Viking god Balder, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America of smoothie-drinking happiness cults (and possible serial killers), parallel universe-hopping physicists, mythic New Orleans jazz musicians, whacked-out television game shows, snow globe vigilantes, and disenfranchised, fame-hungry teens and into the heart of what matters most.
'. wholly unique, ambitious, tender, thought-provoking, and often fall-off-the-chair funny.' - Publishers Weekly
'Going Bovine is the heir to Douglas Adams. All those readers . who have adored The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for its mix of humour and seriousness will be reading and reading Going Bovine.' - Liz B, A Chair, A Fireplace + A Tea Cozy
Libba Bray is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diviners series (The Diviners, Lair of Dreams, Before the Devil Breaks You); the Michael L Printz Award-winning Going Bovine; the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, Beauty Queens; and the acclaimed Gemma Doyle trilogy. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can visit her website at libbabray.com.
Winner, Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature (administered by the American Library Association). Shortlisted, 2010 Inky Award 0
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