“Bell is, quite simply, a virtuoso novelist.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
Available December 6, 2011, from Amazon.com, Apple iBookstore, Barnesandnoble.com,
Google eBookstore/IndieBound, Kobo Books, OverDrive, and Sony Reader Store
Open Road Integrated Media announces the digital debut of the eight titles from critically acclaimed writer Madison Smartt Bell. Bell has written more than a dozen novels and story collections, as well as numerous essays and reviews for publications such as Harper’s Magazine and The New York Times Book Review. His books have been finalists for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, among other honors.
An active supporter of the Haitian art community, Bell lives in Haiti part time and recently wrote an article for The New York Times on finding solace in the troubled, yet mystical and wondrous country. View the full article here: “In a Hut in Haiti, Waiting for Spirits.” Bell’s connection to Haiti was also chronicled earlier this year in the New Yorker article “Achieving a Trance State with Madison Smartt Bell.”
Titles from Open Road Media include:
- The Washington Square Ensemble. Bell’s gritty debut novel tells the story of drifters, outcasts, junkies, and dealers surviving in the heart of 1980s New York City.
- Waiting for the End of the World. A portrait of New York at its seediest, Waiting for the End of the World is an engrossing look at the battle of good versus evil in a city racked with violence and paranoia.
- Straight Cut. One of Bell’s purest thrillers, Straight Cut is a wild, hard-boiled romp that takes us through the bars and backrooms of 1980s Europe.
- Zero db. Bell’s celebrated first short story collection captivates readers with a stark look at the daily struggles of life in America.
- The Year of Silence. A stunning, multifaceted novel, The Year of Silence examines the ways in which a young woman’s suicide inspires those around her to fight for survival in New York City.
- Soldier’s Joy. Haunting and honest, Soldier’s Joy is a portrait of two Southern soldiers, recently back from Vietnam, struggling to resume their lives amid dangerous and deep-rooted prejudice.
- Barking Man. In his second collection of stories, Bell tells tales of misfits in big cities and lonely backwaters, striving to free themselves from traps of their own making.
- Save Me, Joe Louis. In this powerful novel, a fateful decision pushes a soldier from a life of stifling order to a life of freedom that is as doomed as it is thrilling.
Watch the author profile video: http://redroom.com/member/madison-smartt-bell/media/videos/author-profile-madison-smartt-bell
Contact Allison Underwood with questions, review copy requests, and for more information:
Open Road Integrated Media
180 Varick Street, Suite 816
New York, NY 10014
Click here to request a copy of select Madison Smartt Bell titles via NetGalley.
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