Published to coincide with the release of Academy
Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone’s major film of Savages from Universal Pictures in July 2012—starring John
Travolta, Blake Lively, Benecio Del Toro, Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch, Taylor
Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, and Salma Hayek—this is the much-anticipated prequel to
Don Winslow’s acclaimed New York Times
In Savages, Don Winslow introduced Ben and Chon,
twentysomething best friends who risk everything to save the girl they both
love, O. Among the most celebrated literary thrillers in recent memory, Savages was a Top 10 Book of 2010
selection by Janet Maslin in The New York
Times and Stephen King in Entertainment
Weekly as well as Sarah Weinman in the Los
Angeles Times and publications around the world.
Now, in his high-octane prequel, Winslow reaches back in
time to tell the story of how Ben, Chon, and O became the people they are.
Spanning from 1960s Southern California to the recent past, it is a tale of
family in all its forms—fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, friends and
lovers. As the younger generation does battle with a cabal of drug dealers and
crooked cops, they come to learn that their future is inextricably linked with
their parents’ history. A series of breakneck twists and turns puts the two
generations on a collision course, culminating in a stunning showdown that will
ultimately force Ben, Chon, and O to choose between their real families and
their love for each other.
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