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August 13, 2012

Today's Featured Title and Contest August 13, 2012
This Special Newsletter spotlights a book coming out this fall. Read more about it, and enter our Fall Preview Daily Contest by Tuesday, August 14th at 11:59AM ET for a chance to win one of five copies of PANORAMA CITY by Antoine Wilson. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!
Today's Featured Book and Contest: PANORAMA CITY by Antoine Wilson

With its blend of fool’s wisdom and deeply felt humanity, PANORAMA CITY is heir to Marilynne Robinson’s GILEAD and Steve Martin’s The Jerk.

From his deathbed*, 28-year-old Oppen Porter --- an open-hearted, bicycle-riding, binocular-toting, self-described "slow absorber" --- unspools into a cassette recorder a tale of self-determination, from "village idiot" to "man of the world," for the benefit of his unborn son.

Written in an astonishingly charming and wise voice, Oppen’s account traces 40 days and nights navigating the fast food joints, storefront churches, and home-office psychologists of the San Fernando Valley. Ping-ponging between his watchful and sharp-tongued aunt and an outlaw philosopher with the face "of a newly hatched crocodile," Oppen finds himself constantly in the sights of people who believe that their way is the only way for him.

Oppen Porter is "an American original" (Stewart O'Nan) for whom finding one's own way is both a delightful art and a painstaking science. Disarmingly funny and surreptitiously moving, PANORAMA CITY makes us see the world, and our place in it, with new eyes.

* Not really

will be available in hardcover on September 25th.

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