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Author: Jesús Carrasco Narrator: W. Morgan Sheppard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2017 ISBN: 9781524776923
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"A harrowing, humane, and very beautiful book.” —Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You 

A searing dystopian vision of a young boy's flight through an unnamed, savaged country, searching for sanctuary and redemption—a debut novel from one of Europe's bestselling literary stars.

A young boy has fled his home. He’s pursued by dangerous forces. What lies before him is an infinite, arid plain, one he must cross in order to escape those from whom he’s fleeing. One night on the road, he meets an old goatherd, a man who lives simply but righteously, and from that moment on, their paths intertwine.

Out in the Open tells the story of this journey through a drought-stricken country ruled by violence. A world where names and dates don’t matter, where morals have drained away with the water. In this landscape the boy—not yet a lost cause—has the chance to choose hope and bravery, or to live forever mired in the cycle of violence in which he was raised. Carrasco has masterfully created a high stakes world, a dystopian tale of life and death, right and wrong, terror and salvation. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Beyond its timely themes of environmental catastrophe and forced migration, the book is written in spare, precise prose that lends it an epic feel.”

    Chicago Review of Books

  • ”[A] tale told with savage precision and filled with memorable passages.”

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “Undeniably impressive and compelling.”

    Scotsman (Edinburgh)

  • “The writing is austere with flourishes of great beauty from an exceptional translator.”

    Independent (London)

  • Shortlisted for the PEN Translation Prize

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About the Author

Jesús Carrasco is the author of Out in the Open, a huge bestseller in Spain, published in more than twenty-one countries, and the winner of many international awards, including the European Union Prize for Literature 2016. He was born in Badajoz, Spain and now lives in Scotland.

About the Narrator

W. Morgan Sheppard is an award-winning British actor who has appeared on Broadway and in major films and television shows. His audiobook narrations have garnered several Audie Awards and an AudioFile Earphones Award. He has appeared in numerous films and television series, including Star Trek, Mad Men, and the movie Transformers, among many others, and has won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award.