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Joe Golem and the Copper Girl

Joe Golem and the Copper Girl

A Short Story

Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden

St. Martin's Press

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In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. In Joe Golem and the Copper Girl, hard-nosed private detective Joe Golem and his employer are faced with one of their strangest cases yet. When a young mother named Rachael Blum arrives on their doorstep, frantic about the bizarre changes in her daughter's appearance and the terrible dreams plaguing the girl, it's up to Joe to separate nightmare from reality. But Joe Golem knows better than anyone that sometimes, the two are one and the same.

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JOE GOLEM AND THE COPPER GIRL (Chapter 1)
The October rain sliced down in razor sheets, billions of tiny needles striking the glass, stone, and concrete of the Drowning City, forcing Joe to turn up the collar of his jacket and keep his face averted...

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“Joe Golem and the Drowning City is that most marvelous kind of book—wholly original and yet completely accessible. Set in a unique world full of vivid and moving characters, it is gritty, mysterious, moving, and surprising. A brilliant combination of steampunk, fantasy, mystery, and adventure” —David Liss, author of The Twelfth Enchantment, on Joe Golem and the Drowning City

“A race against supernatural disaster through a haunting, dreamlike, and partially submerged New York City full of freaks, ghosts, and other lost souls, a story that grabs from the first page and doesn't let go.” —Tad Williams on Joe Golem and the Drowning City

Joe Golem and the Drowning City is a warm, wicked, frantic tale of noble monsters and monstrous men. Not merely weird and not simply gorgeous, this supernatural steampunk fable is intimate and profound. It is dreadful and sublime.” —David Liss, author of The Twelfth Enchantment, on Joe Golem and the Drowning City

“Mignola's affectionate, Kirby-esque portraits compliment Golden's imaginative, YA-friendly prose.” —Kirkus on Joe Golem and the Drowning City

“The steampunk supernatural world the authors have created is unique and inventive.... Recommended for fans of Hellboy, dystopian novels, and those who like a little horror with their action stories.” —Library Journal on Joe Golem and the Drowning City

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About the author

Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden

MIKE MIGNOLA is best known as the award-winning creator/writer/artist of Hellboy. Mignola lives in southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.

CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, The Boys Are Back in Town, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows. He co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, and the comic book series featuring the same character.

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