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August 4, 2011

Today's Featured Title and Contest August 4, 2011
This Special Newsletter spotlights a book coming out this fall. Read more about it, and enter our Fall Preview Daily Contest to win a copy! Some days we may feature multiple titles, and some days may even have special bonus prizes. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Today's Featured Book and Contest: MULE: A Novel of Moving Weight, by Tony D'Souza
From an award-winning "savvy storyteller" (Entertainment Weekly) comes a page-turning, zeitgeist-capturing novel of a young couple who turn to drug trafficking to make it through the recession.

James and Kate are golden children of the late 20th century, flush with opportunity. But an economic downturn and an unexpected pregnancy send them searching for a way to make do.

A winter in the mountains of California's Siskiyou County introduces a tempting opportunity. A friend grows prime-grade marijuana; if James transports just one load from Cali to Florida, he'll pull down enough cash to survive for months.

James navigates life as a mule, then a boss --- from moneyhungry friends to gun-toting drug lords, from Sacramento to Tallahassee, from just making the weight move cross-country to making thousands of dollars a day. The risks keep rising, forcing him to the next criminal level. A kidnapping, a shootout, a bank vault --- it all culminates in a swirl of action.

Absorbing and timely, MULE perfectly captures the anxieties of plunging into the criminal world and of being a young person making do in a moment when the American Dream you never had to believe in --- because it was handed to you, fully wrapped and ready to go at the takeout window --- suddenly vanishes from the menu.

-Click here to read more about MULE.
Click here to enter the contest.


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