8th Street Power & Light, a novel by Eric Shonkwiler (MG Press)

We are thrilled to share details of our third MG Press title to be published in 2016 (out this fall!), the novel 8th Street Power & Light by Eric Shonkwiler!

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(And we are so thrilled with this beautiful cover design by Lauren Crawford!)

From the back cover: In an abandoned Midwestern city, there’s one last vestige of order and days gone by: 8th Street Power & Light. Part government, gang, and power company, 8th Street tasks Samuel Parrish with keeping the city clear of meth and bootleg liquor. Most nights, Samuel tracks down criminals, while others find him navigating hazier avenues: in between drinking and fighting, he’s falling for his best friend’s girl. But when Samuel rousts a well-connected dealer, he uncovers a secret that threatens to put the city back in the dark.

Advance Praise:

8th Street Power & Light has already received some wonderful advance praise from folks we admire greatly:

“Shonkwiler is the fearless new voice of the American Heartland.”
Taylor Brown, author of In the Season of Blood and Gold and Fallen Land

“The twists and turns will leave you breathless, but it’s Shonkwiler’s restraint with language and dialogue that’ll keep you coming back for more.
Aline Ohanesian, author of Orhan’s Inheritance

“This novel is also a riveting tale of love, friendship, compassion, and violence, and would make Raymond Chandler and Cormac McCarthy proud.
Berit Ellingsen, author of Not Dark Yet

“Shonkwiler’s imagination wouldn’t pass any field sobriety tests. This is deranged stuff, but it’s also oddly tender.”
Joshua Mohr, author of All This Life, Some Things That Meant the World to Me, and Termite Parade


In addition, you can pre-order a copy of the novel for only $1, and save 20% off the cover price when it launches next March.

We are thrilled to be able to be publishing Eric’s work again, and to be adding 8th Street Power & Light—a dynamic and wild and poignant book—to our MG Press catalog.

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