In this shattering and iconic American novel, PEN Prize winning writer Smith Henderson explores the complexities of freedom, community, grace, suspicion, and anarchy, brilliantly depicting our nation's disquieting and violent contradictions.
After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face to face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from this paranoid survivalist itching for a final conflict that will signal the coming End Times.
But as Pete's own family spins out of control, Pearl's activities spark the full-blown interest of the FBI, putting Pete at the center of a massive manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed.
About the Author
Smith Henderson is the recipient of a PEN Emerging Writers Award in fiction. He was a Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University, a Pushcart Prize winner, and a Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. He currently works at the Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency. His fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, One Story, New Orleans Review, Makeout Creek, and Witness. Born and raised in Montana, he now lives in Portland, Oregon.
MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He is a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory in Los Angeles.
Jenna Lamia is the acclaimed narrator of Mary E. Pearson's "The Adoration of Jenna Fox", which won a YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults award, and Carol Lynch Williams's "The Chosen One", for which Jenna received the 2010 solo narration (female) Audie Award.
Lamia made her Broadway debut in 1988 in "Ah, Wilderness", and she's also appeared off-Broadway in "The Glory Of Living", directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Her other acting credits include appearances on "Oz, Law & Order: SVU, The Jury, " and "NYPD Blue". She's also appeared in the films "The Fighter, The Box, " and "Something's Wrong in Kansas".She attended Amherst College, New York University, and the Sorbonne in Paris.