The monster in question—called "It" by the local population—has been terrorizing the folks of rural Penance, Ohio, for five years. Since It first appeared, no one has been able to enter or leave the city limits. The townspeople are low on supplies, desperate for communication with the outside world, and scared to death of It. Oh, by the way, these people are not congenial, warm-hearted Midwesterners; they are scary, desperate, small-minded riffraff.
|Graf's De Tomaso Pantera L|
In a reversal of the usual SMR storytelling methodology, American Vampire (as the title implies) is told from the vampire's point of view, with just a few crucial scenes told from Jessa's viewpoint.
Does it rain white trash in this town? [Graf thought to himself]. (p. 117)