Macip · Sebastią Roig
JOAQUIM RUYRA YOUNG ADULT'S AWARD 2009
A thriller inspired on
true events, written by two people and full of fantasy and horror.
Survival is difficult in the reformatory. And this is without taking
into account the mysterious and savage killer creatures that surround
them. In 2006, the newspapers published the news of the alleged
abuse suffered by some foreign boys in a reformatory of a very special
kind, located in the rugged terrain of L'Alt Empordą (Catalonia)
The isolated setting, the hygienic conditions in which they lived
and the discipline used described a nightmare scenario. "Fangs"
is inspired on some of these elements, and uses them as the point
of departure to construct a striking and addictive work of fiction.
A real page-turner that you just can't put down until the last page.
A work that goes far beyond young people's literature, and which
can be compared to the best Stephen King; therefore, its target
Vicent is an upper-class teenager used to doing whatever he wants.
His father feels that he has lost all control over him and takes
a radical step: sending him to some exclusive camps, famous among
the elite for their success in re-educating troublesome teenagers.
Vicent quite soon experiences their methods, when they make him
spend hours locked up in a small room in which he barely fits and
can't move. He will gradually have to adapt to a sick world of cruel
and extreme discipline. But Vicent will see that all this is not
by any means the worst thing that could happen to him. He is soon
to find out about some mysterious creatures, wild and murderous,
which besiege the installations. And that his friends at the camp
are little more than cannon fodder.
About the authors:
Salvador Macip (La Selva, 1970) is a doctor of molecular genetics
and researcher at Leicester University, England. Sebastià
Roig (Figueres, 1965) is a journalist and has worked on all the
most important newspapers and magazines. They write literature together
and on their own, and have won different prizes.