Benjamin Percy, author of The Wilding, was part of the WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS panel at the Brooklyn Book Festival this past Sunday. I had the pleasure of listening to him read a selection of his forthcoming release from Graywolf Press, and then followed him down to the signing area to get his 'John Hancock" on a hard covered edition of the novel.
Here is the books description from Goodreads:
"Echo Canyon is a disappearing pocket of wilderness outside of Bend, Oregon, and the site of conflicting memories for Justin Caves and his father, Paul. It’s now slated for redevelopment as a golfing resort. When Paul suggests one last hunting trip, Justin accepts, hoping to get things right with his father this time, and agrees to bring his son, Graham, along.
As the weekend unfolds, Justin is pushed to the limit by the reckless taunting of his father, the physical demands of the terrain, and the menacing evidence of the hovering presence of bear. All the while, he remembers the promise he made to his skeptical wife: to keep their son safe.
Benjamin Percy, a writer whose work Dan Chaon called “bighearted and drunk and dangerous,” shows his mastery of narrative suspense as the novel builds to its surprising climax. The Wilding shines unexpected light on our shifting relationship with nature and family in contemporary society."
In order to win a copy of this novel:1- Simply post a comment to this thread sharing a camping or 'in the woods' experience you have had.2- Include your email address or a way for me to contact you so we can notify you if you win.This giveaway is available Internationally and will end on September 22nd. Upon it's close, I will choose one winner at random, emailing them and announcing them here on my blog.Good Luck!!