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''Lost Souls'' is a 1993 horror novel by Creator/PoppyZBrite. A computer hacker named Zachary Bosch is on the run. He makes it to Missing Mile, where cartoonist Trevor [=McGee=] has come home to face his demons. Trevor's family all died in his old family home, and it seems like the house wants to claim him, too.

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!!Tropes used in this novel include:

* AbusiveParents: Zach's father beat him repeatedly with his belt. Trevor's, [[ArchnemesisDad well...]]
* AcidTripDimension: Birdland, which is accessed by the characters through drug use.
* AlcoholicParent: Robert [=McGee=]'s lapse in sanity coincides with his DescentIntoAddiction.
* BiTheWay: Zach is stated to be bisexual, with a slight preference for men.
* HauntedHouse
* HopelessSuitor: Zach rejects Eddy's advances repeatedly. It's made clear that this isn't a case of IncompatibleOrientation, Zach just [[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship "likes her too much"]] to sleep with her.
* MurderSuicide: Robert [=McGee=] kills his wife and one of his sons, then hangs himself, leaving Trevor behind.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Trevor can drink a couple of pots in one sitting.
* OrphansOrdeal: Trevor's has lasted twenty years.
* TheRunaway: Zach is The Abused Runaway, leaving home as a young teenager.
* SelfHarm: Trevor has a number of self-harm scars.
* TheStoner: Zach in particular. Brite said he rarely put down the bong while writing this book.
* [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Stripper With a Heart of Gold]]: Eddy.
* TitleDrop:
-->I was right all along: the second you make yourself vulnerable to someone, they start drawing blood.
* YaoiGuys: Zach and Trevor.
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