The Listeners by Harrison Demchick
Approx. 103,240 words.
Published on January 18, 2013 by
In a borough quarantined due to an airborne illness that causes deformity, insanity, and death, a 14-year-old boy named Daniel, orphaned by the plague, is caught up with a one-eared gang/cult called the Listeners.
But all he really wants is to find his best friend Katie, trapped elsewhere in the quarantine.
Harrison Demchick's electrifying debut is a harrowing work of literary horror.