Benjamin Whitmer is featured in this week’s giveaway
For Patterson Wells, disaster is the norm. Working alongside dangerous, desperate, itinerant men as a tree clearer in disaster zones, he’s still dealing with the loss of his young son. Writing letters to the boy offers some solace. The bottle gives more.
Upon a return trip to Colorado, Patterson stops to go fishing with an old acquaintance, only to find him in a meth-induced delirium and keeping a woman tied up in the bathtub. In the ensuing chain of events, which will test not only his future but his past, Patterson tries to do the right thing. Still, in the lives of those he knows, violence and justice have made of each other strange, intoxicating bedfellows.
Hailed as “the next great American writer” (Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana), Benjamin Whitmer has crafted a literary triumph that is by turns harrowing, darkly comic, and wise.
I live with my two children in Colorado, where I spend most of my free time trolling local histories and haunting the bookshops, tobacconists and firing ranges of ungentrified Denver.
To be entered in the drawing shoot an email over to Jonfirstname.lastname@example.org (remove the question mark) And put CONTEST in the subject line. Also please put your address in the body of the email.
We will pick the winners on May 15th.