Shadows the Sizes of Cities, A Novel
GREGORY W. BEAUBIEN
Literary noir thriller set in Spain, Morocco,
Amsterdam and Chicago in 1994
Young travelers, murder, a love triangle,
and the legacy of a father’s sins
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While traveling with friends in Europe and North Africa, the young American reporter Will Clark is drawn into killing a drug dealer. Pursued by other gang members and the police, his bond with his companions broken and his sense of himself shattered, Will plunges further into danger even as he searches for the beautiful Stacey Snow, an elusive blonde backpacker whose love might make him whole again—or doom them both. Will’s destiny is also driven by memories of the father he lost as a teenager, a man he idolized but whose true story has yet to be revealed. A literary noir thriller that combines action and suspense with exotic locations, written in a visually evocative style that modulates between blunt and lyrical passages while touching on themes of moral ambiguity, alienation, class divisions and the illusory nature of appearances, Shadows the Sizes of Cities is the debut novel of a new talent in fiction.
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(Trade paperback, $14.95 [ISBN 978-0-9911816-0-5] and eBook available in select bookstores and on Amazon)
Journalist and internationally acclaimed author of the noir thriller novel Shadows the Sizes of Cities, Gregory W. Beaubien has reported from countries around the world for newspapers, magazines and websites including the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Travel + Leisure, and Yahoo Travel. As a writer for hire he has written two non-fiction books. Beaubien is working on two new novels. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.
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