The Mastermind

The Mastermind

David Unger


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  • 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.

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