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Free Book Friday: The Shanghai Gesture by Gary Indiana

JK Evanczuk / Friday, September 11, 2009 Comments Off

Welcome to this week’s Free Book Friday, wherein we give you the best titles in indie publishing for the low low price of nothing. Congrats to last week’s winner Matt Bell for picking up a copy of Nog by Rudolph Wurlitzer.

The Shanghai Gesture by Gary Indiana

This week, we are giving away a copy of The Shanghai Gesture by Gary Indiana. In the internationally acclaimed author’s first novel since Do Everything in the Dark, Gary Indiana applies his prickly wit, nihilistic vision, and utterly original voice to this side-splitting spin on Fu Manchu. Inspector Weymouth Smith and unconvinced cohort, Dr. Obregon Petrie, attempt to thwart Fu Manchu’s latest ploy for world domination while confronting South American Piyas, matching wits with a club-footed ex-Stasi, as well as battling the latest technological crazes and their own drug dependencies. Praised as “half William Burroughs, half William Gibson” by the Washington Post and “The Wizard of Oz meets Naked Lunch” by Boldtype, The Shanghai Gesture is a highly imaginative new contribution from a fiercely original American artist.

This week’s Free Book Friday is sponsored by Two Dollar Radio. Two Dollar Radio is a family-run outfit founded in 2005 with the mission to reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry. They aim to do this by presenting bold works of literary merit, each book individually and collectively providing a sonic progression that they believe to be too loud to ignore.

You can read the first chapter of The Shanghai Gesture for free on Two Dollar Radio’s website.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment with your e-mail address in the space below, or send an email directly to contact@litdrift.com. We also recommend doing any or all of the following:

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Winner will be chosen randomly at 5pm on Friday, Sept 18. The winner must provide his/her mailing address via email within 48 hours, or a new winner will be randomly selected.

Good luck!

Congrats to this week’s winner HENRY POWDERLY! Enter for a chance to win the next book.

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  • http://yvettewardhorner.blogspot.com/ Yvette Ward-Horner

    ooh, oooh, a free book!

  • http://henrypowderly.com Henry E. Powderly II

    I hope I win.

  • Matt T

    I’m interested in this book.

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