Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Giveaway: Sebastian Junger's new story

UPDATE: Cleveland won and should be contacted soon.

New fiction from Byliner:

From America’s greatest chronicler of life lived at its extremes and the bestselling author of "The Perfect Storm," "War," and "A Death in Belmont" comes a rare work of fiction, an intimate, brutal account of a young American journalist trying to survive his latest assignment.

Daniel wanted to escape the Midwest and its small-town newspapers, but he didn’t sign up for this: a war-torn West African city strung in barbed wire, its embassies abandoned, child soldiers brandishing guns in the streets. Andre, the veteran photographer Daniel is paired with, is conversant in all of it—the jungle, the locals, and especially the attendant risks of covering war—and pushes them to go deeper into the conflict, to get to the front lines. Yet in a battle like this, there are no reliable lines of safety. Western rules do not apply, and atrocity is color-blind. Just when Daniel thinks he’s convinced his fearless partner to retreat, they arrive at what could be the end of the road for both of them.

This powerful short story, at once modern and timeless, combines the best elements of classic war literature and psychological horror. Junger’s unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness confronts man’s unrelenting savagery and his unpredictable capacity for cowardice—and courage.

Sebastian Junger is the author of the bestsellers "War," "The Perfect Storm," "Fire," and "A Death in Belmont." With the late Tim Hetherington, he shot and directed "Restrepo," which won the 2010 Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for a 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary. A contributing editor to "Vanity Fair," he has won a National Magazine Award and the SAIS-Novartis Prize.
Available at Amazon and the other usual estores.

I also have one digital copy to give away.  For a chance to win, simply comment on this post, and include your email so I can contact you if you win.  One comment per person.  I'll pick a winner tonight.