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Book of the Week: Red Moon, by Benjamin Percy


Red MoonThis week’s feature is Benjamin Percy’s newest novel, Red Moon. Percy is also the author of the novel The Wilding (Graywolf Press, 2010), as well as two books of short stories: Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf Press, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Grand Central/Hachette, 2012; Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006). His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space, and published by Esquire (where he is a contributing editor), GQ, Time, Men’s Journal, Outside, The Wall Street Journal, and The Paris Review. His honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Whiting Writers’ Award, two Pushcart Prizes, the Plimpton Prize, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics.

In the introduction to Shawn Andrew Mitchell’s recent review of Red Moon, he writes:

While it may be the latest in a trend of literary authors wrangling genre’s monsters—Justin Cronin with vampires, Colson Whitehead with zombies, and now Benjamin Percy with werewolves—Red Moon sets itself apart with a hard-driving story and stomach-turning imagery. It’s a rollicking, tightly plotted, hirsute good read that takes the classic werewolf trope and drops it into a modern Homeland-esque political landscape, letting the premise play as it will and fleshing it out with the solid characterization work that we expect of good storytelling.

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be giving away a copy of Red Moon to three of our Twitter followers. To be eligible for this giveaway (and all future ones), simply click over to Twitter and “follow” us (@fictionwriters).

To all of you who are already fans, thank you!


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