Dan Smith Dry Season

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Dry Season

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Drawing on such disparate sources as Heart of Darkness and tales of the American West, a powerful and moving debut novel of one man's search for redemption deep in the badlands of South America On the banks of a sprawling Brazilian river lies São Tiago, a place poised between the old ways and the new, fought over by gangsters and big business. It's a town for people with nowhere else to run; a place where Sam, a former priest, has ended up. He left England to help people, but what he's seen has scarred him, and now he cares about nothing except drinking and fishing on the great river. But one night changes all that, when a man lies bleeding on a dirt floor, and what starts as a fight to save a life becomes a battle with São Tiago's dark heart. Caught between friends and enemies, and entangled in the affections of an ex-prostitute and a predatory landowner's wife, Sam realizes that in a place where life is cheap, love can be deadly. As the long dry season stretches out ahead, Sam must face his past if he is to forge the chance of a future and survive in a town without a soul. Steeped in violence and rich in atmosphere, this is a novel of shocking strength, populated with vivid characters, wild settings, and raw emotion.

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Dan Smith's first 18 years were spent following his parents across the world to Africa, Indonesia, and Brazil. He is short story writer who has been short-listed for the Northern Writer's Awards. Dry Season is inspired by the four years he spent living in the interior of Brazil.

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"Dangerous and compelling—a powerful thriller with raw emotion and a dark heart. Dry Season does for Brazil what The Beach did for Thailand."  —Raymond Khoury, author, The Last Templar

"An atmospheric and intriguing debut. . . . Haunting stuff from a new writer to watch."  —Mail on Sunday

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