David Unger's finest work to date, the novel's protagonist is based on a real-life character who has made world headlines. A New Yorker article on the subject titled “A Death Foretold” by David Grann has been optioned by Matt Damon for his directorial debut.
Unger was recently presented with Guatemala's National Literature Award.
Simultaneous publication of paperback and e-book editions.
International sales potential for English-language bookstores, including in Guatemala, Puerto Rico, and the rest of Latin America.
Broad appeal across both literary and crime-fiction genres.
Galleys (and e-galleys via Edelweiss) available in August 2015.
Digital Reading Group Guide available from Akashic's website.
Galley display & giveaways at ALA Mid Winter.
Major media push to national TV, radio, print, and online publications.
Nomination to all appropriate literary awards.
Giveaways on Goodreads, LibraryThing, and through Advance Access.