Monday, May 27, 2013

Giveaway: Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

About the Book
This explosive and deeply layered literary thriller set in the American West has been praised by John Irving, who says, “RED MOON is a serious, politically symbolic novel—a literary novel about lycanthropes. If George Orwell had imagined a future where the werewolf population had grown to the degree that they were colonized and drugged, this terrifying novel might be it.” 

Every teenage girl thinks she’s different. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester’s front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is. Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and hours later stepped off the only passenger left alive, a hero. Chase Williams has sworn to protect the people of the United States from the menace in their midst, but is becoming the very thing he has promised to destroy. So far, the threat has been controlled by laws and violence and drugs. But the night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge, and the battle for humanity will begin.

Through strong prose and a fresh perspective on the horror genre, Percy crafts a world both familiar and frightening. As Peter Straub says, “Percy has one great advantage over most writers who attempt ‘literary horror’: he understands the literature of real horror from the inside out, and he speaks it like a native.” RED MOON’s unforgettable characters, grisly action, and gripping storyline will have readers tearing through the pages and relishing the prose. 

Praise for Red Moon
"A splendid read. . . . Percy focuses on a trio of engaging and beautifully drawn characters. . . . [Percy] humanizes the werewolf, turning him from snarling beast into a creature for whom we feel compassion and affection.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Extraordinary . . . [Percy's] precision-crafted prose conveys an astonishing amount of detail. . . . By tapping the zeitgeist of the contemporary sociopolitical climate and distilling it into a potent myth concerned with the tyranny of the majority and the demonization of the Other, he has written an ambitious, epic novel that deserves to reach a larger readership beyond genre audiences.”
Stefan Dziemianowicz, Publishers Weekly

“This literary thriller by an award-winning young writer will excite fans of modern horror who enjoy a large canvas and a history to go with their bloody action. . . . Fans of Max Brooks’s zombies and Justin Cronin’s vampires will enjoy the dramatic breadth of Percy’s tale of werewolves.”—Library Journal (starred review)

About the Author
Benjamin Percy has won a Whiting Writers Award, a Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of the novel The Wilding (Graywolf Press, 2010) and two short story collections, Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf Press, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2006; re-released in e-book format by GCP, 2013). His work has appeared in Esquire (where he is a contributing editor), GQ, Time, Men's Journal, Outside, The Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories. 

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  1. Ooohhh this book sounds SO GOOD!! After I read the synopsis I have to read this book! I added it to my TBR list and I CANNOT wait to read it!! The best part of a giveaway is finding authors I haven't heard of and finding new books to read! Thank you so much for this AWESOME giveaway!!

  2. My boyfriends mom loves books like this. However, I feel like we have to review the books to encourage her to even read them. I've never really read a what I would define as a horror novel, but I guess there is a first time for everything. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Thanks for the chance to win!
    I have been wanting to read this one for awhile now!
    It sounds amazing!


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