Adam Cesare’s Clown In A Cornfield Arrives This August

Adam Cesare’s upcoming book Clown in a Cornfield hits shelves August 25th, 2020. The book is being published through HarperTeen.

Temple Hill Entertainment (Twilight, Maze Runner, The Hate U Give) holds the rights to adapt the book. The film adaptation is in the works.


Quinn Maybrook and her father have moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs, to find a fresh start. But what they don’t know is that ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out as quick as they can. Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It’s a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now.

Cover Art by Matt Ryan Tobin

Cover Design by Jenna Stempel-Lobell

The dust jacket contains blurbs from Clive Barker, Madeleine Roux, Paul Tremblay, Stephen Graham Jones and Nick Antosca.

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