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Fat Man and Little Boy by Mike Meginnis (via Black Balloon Publishing)

As avid readers, we understand that there’s nothing finer than a free book — except, of course, a free book that you get to read before anyone else has the chance. During the month of August, you’ll have the opportunity to win just that: a free copy of our forthcoming novel Fat Man and Little Boy by Mike Meginnis, winner of the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Fat Man and Little Boy by Mike Meginnis

Fat Man and Little Boy

by Mike Meginnis

Giveaway ends August 31, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

To get what’s hopefully yours, enter the Goodreads giveaway above between now and August 31. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll receive Meginnis’s debut novel, which imagines the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II as human beings: Fat Man and his older brother Little Boy. If you want a better taste, read the novel’s first two chapters and check out its praise from a few fellow authors:

Beguiling, strange and strangely lovely, Fat Man and Little Boy is a deeply sorrowful yet mysteriously empowering debut.
— Patrick deWitt, Author of The Sisters Brothers
In Fat Man and Little Boy, Mike Meginnis takes the mother of all atrocities and makes it strange, sizable, turns it so sideways that we’re forced to notice, to take heed.
— Amber Sparks, Author of May We Shed These Human Bodies
Mike Meginnis is my favorite kind of writer — extraordinarily inventive, formally curious, profoundly moving — and his Fat Man and Little Boy is a debut of impressive ambition, a reinvention of the historical novel, an existential thriller powered by the booming engines of history, the atom, the human heart.
— Matt Bell, Author of In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

Remember: You have until August 31 to enter. Good luck and godspeed!

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