Scary responsibilities, marriage, mortgage, pregnancy... fighting monsters, form a spine-tingling tale of suburbia's dark side
Barely employed millennials Tom and Jenny Decker have to grow up fast when she loses her job and their apartment. They're astonished to find an affordable, fully furnished house in the suburbs.
For Tom, the mortgage, the bills, and Jenny's new pregnancy add up to terror. He's not ready for all this responsibility. Then he finds the thing in the basement. It scrambles his senses and heightens his emotions, making him feel like a winner. His new job has him raking in the big bucks.
Every upswing has its peak. After that, comes the fall. Tom's is going to be hard and fast.
A fast-paced novel that combines chills, thrills, and a literal monster in the basement with commentary on love, marriage, and parenthood, The Chrysalis will entertain and frighten millennials and baby boomers alike. No one ever really wants to grow up... but sometimes behaving like an adult is the only way to survive.
Brendan Deneen is the author of The Ninth Circle (named a Best Book of the Year by Suspense Magazine) and the critically-acclaimed picture book Night Night, Groot. He has also written comics (Scatterbrain) and graphic novels (Flash Gordon). The Executive Producer of Macmillan Entertainment, Deneen lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters, and is terrified every time he goes down into the basement.