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St. Olaf writer in residence releases second novel to critical acclaim
Submitted by David Gonnerman on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:07am
St. Olaf College Writer in Residence Benjamin Percy recently released his second novel, Red Moon, to widespread critical acclaim.
In Red Moon’s alternative vision of America, werewolves live alongside humans as second-class citizens and must take mind-numbing drugs to suppress their monstrous sides. But in the beginning of the novel, a violent werewolf attack sparks a lycan revolution against the government, and thereby transforms this horror story premise into a political allegory.
The reviewer in the Star Tribune writes, “I charged into the lycan world of Benjamin Percy’s Red Moon with wild abandon and was rewarded with a remarkably rendered speculative history of America, as well as a gripping, grisly horror story.” Entertainment Weekly calls the novel “sharp pulp” and gives it an A-. Percy says that this is “so much better than the B- Mrs. Zeeganhagen gave me in sixth grade for my werewolf research paper.”
Percy will read from his horrific work and sign copies during a release party in Northfield Monday, May 20.
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