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Author: Frank Bill Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2017 ISBN: 9781538437964
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Frank Bill’s America has always been stark and violent. In his new novel, he takes things one step further: the dollar has failed; the grid is wiped out.

Van Dorn is eighteen and running solo, dodging the bloodthirsty hordes and militias that have emerged since the country went haywire. His dead father’s voice rings in his head as Van Dorn sets his sights not just on survival but also on an old-fashioned system of justice.

Meanwhile, a leader has risen among the gangs—and around him swirls the cast of brawlers from Donnybrook, with their own brutal sense of right and wrong, of loyalty and justice through strength.

This is not the distant postapocalyptic future—this is tomorrow, in a world Bill has already introduced us to. Now he raises the stakes and turns his shotgun prose on our addiction to technology, the values and skills we’ve lost in the process, and what happens when the last systems of morality and society collapse.

The Savage presents the bone-chilling vision of an America where power is the only currency and nothing guarantees survival, and it presents Bill at his most ambitious, most eloquent, and most powerful.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An enjoyably blood-curdling and unrelenting read with an even bleaker depiction of humanity’s worst impulses than its predecessor, this is not for the faint of heart.”

    Booklist

  • “The pages are filled with dark energy and Technicolor gore…No lack of excitement in this well-told tale.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Frank Bill’s prose is unmistakable in its ability to come off the page and grab you by the throat. The Savage is at once shattering and satisfying, a story forged from equal parts gravel and grace.”

    David Joy, author of The Weight of This World

  • “A relentless page-turner, this amazing novel made me consider the destructive forces that create and nurture much of the savagery plaguing our world. With The Savage we find Frank Bill at the height of his powers, penning a burning-hot epic both thrilling and necessary, with depth of ambition and imagination, and salt-of-the-earth characters to love and fear, all brought to life with searing prose both brutal and beautiful. I loved and admired this book, and feel Bill is one of the most interesting and influential writers working today.”

    Alan Heathcock, author of Volt

  • “Frank Bill cuts straight to the raw real horror at the core of the American soul. Bloody and brilliant, relentless as a nightmare, The Savage is an unblinking look into the darkness we are heading for.”

    Kent Wascom, author of The Blood of Heaven

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About the Author

Frank Bill is the author of the novel Donnybrook and the story collection Crimes in Southern Indiana, named one of GQ’s favorite books of 2011 and a Daily Beast best debut of 2011.

About the Narrator

Bronson Pinchot, an Audie Award–winning narrator and Audible’s Narrator of the Year for 2010, received his education at Yale University, which filled out what he had already received at his mother’s knee in the all-important areas of Shakespeare, Greek art and architecture, and the Italian Renaissance. He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.