Fourteen year old Byron James wishes he'd never been dragged to Parkton.
It's a crazy sideshow of a town in the middle of damn nowhere, and he's stranded there. To make matters worse, his two new friends - his only friends - turn out to be class rejects with an unhealthy interest in monsters. They want to discover the truth to the infamous monster house at number 809 Jacob Street.
The house on Jacob Street calls to them all, but what will they find when they open its door?
Praise for 809 Jacob Street:
"By effectively blurring the line between the inner and outer worlds of its characters, 809 Jacob Street gives new life to the standard haunted house story. A dark and powerful tale of small-town paranoia, communal and personal terror, and the reality of monsters.
Young has produced a refreshingly hypnotic tale that blends Monster Squad and the small-town coming-of-age themes of Stephen King to his own dark and surreal ends."
- Robert Hood, author of Immaterial and Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead
"Marty Young takes us inside the hearts and minds of people tortured by the monster house on 809 Jacob Street. This is a slow burning exploration of psychic terror that builds to a startling climax and the beginning of an even deeper mystery. Recommended!"
- Greg Chapman, author of The Last Night of October