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The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.
The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community.
As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security.
A chilling story about guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire, THE FEVER affirms Megan Abbott's reputation as "one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation."*
Megan Abbott est l auteur de six precedents romans et a obtenu le prestigieux Prix Edgar Allan Poe (2008) qui recompense les meilleures 1/2uvres policieres. Elle est Docteur en Litterature de l Universite de New York, et beneficie actuellement de la residence d ecrivain John et Renee Grisham de l Universite du Mississippi. Tous ses romans sont publies en France chez Lattes/Le Masque.