Saturday, December 11, 2010

My first novel, BY THE TIME WE LEAVE HERE, WE'LL BE FRIENDS, is available.

It's got a badass wraparound cover by the awesome Alex Pardee:

From the back cover:

Siberia, 1953. Stalin is dead and a once-prosperous thief named Alek Karriker is feeling the pressure. Trapped in an icy prison camp where violent criminals run the show, betrayed by his friends and his body, Karriker is ...surrounded by death and disorder. Bizarre Inuit shamans are issuing ever-stranger commands that he must obey. Opium is running scarce and bad magic is plentiful. Razor-tooth gangsters can smell Karriker’s blood and they plan to murder him more than once. The only option: ESCAPE.

Enlisting the aid of an aging guard, a cold-blooded killer, and a beautiful, murderous nurse, Karriker must now secure his getaway by finding a "calf": a gullible prisoner to be cannibalized when the tundra is at its most barren. As the vice grows tighter and life in the gulag becomes increasingly surreal, Karriker must hurry to find his mark and convince him...


It's also got some lovely praise from kick-ass authors Monica Drake, Cody Goodfellow, Kris Saknussemm, Stephen Graham Jones, and Paul Tremblay.

This is a cold, brutal, bizarre piece of fiction that I am extremely proud of. I sincerely hope you enjoy it.

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