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Rayne and Delilah's Midnite Matinee

By Jeff Zentner

A hilarious, touching novel about friendship, following your dreams - and bad horror movies. Josie and Delia are best friends and co-hosts on their own TV show - but will they both want the same thing when they graduate high school? 'I laughed, cried, an

Josie and Delia are best friends and co-hosts on their own public access TV show, Midnite Matinee. They dress as vampires Rayne and Delilah, perform daft skits involving skeleton raves and dog weddings, and show the weekly so-bad-it's-good low-budget horror movie. But the end of senior year is coming, and Josie is torn between pursuing her television dreams in a new city or staying making TV with her BFF. What's more, she's just met a boy, Lawson, who is totally not her type, but is just a little bit intriguing . . . Meanwhile, Delia is searching for her dad, who walked out on her and her mom ten years ago. When the private investigator she hired unearths his contact details, she agonises over digging up the past. A road trip to ShiverCon, a convention for horror filmmakers, may just have the answers the two need - but will Josie and Delia be prepared for life taking some seriously unexpected plot-twists?

  • Wayne's World meets Ghost World, brimful of Jeff Zentner's pitch-perfect contemporary humour, snappy dialogue and wit
  • Female friendship is central to the story, perfect for feminist-minded teen readers who are looking for an empowering read
  • Jeff Zentner's first two novels have been widely acclaimed. The Serpent King won the American Library Association Morris Award for best debut YA, the Elizabeth Walden Book Award for YA fiction, was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and appeared on numerous Best Book lists including Buzzfeed, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and Barnes & Noble

About the author

Jeff Zentner was a singer-songwriter and guitarist who released five albums and appeared on recordings with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. He is now an appellate attorney for the State of Tennessee and lives in Nashville with his wife and son. He wrote his debut novel The Serpent King in a month, writing on his mobile phone on his commute and at night, weekends and lunchtimes between court cases.

ISBN: 9781783447992
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 7, 2019
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 400pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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