Young travelers, a chance encounter,
a sinister proposition ...
An adventure from Tangier, Morocco
to Marrakesh, over the Atlas Mountains
and deep into the Sahara Desert ...
to the edge of life
"I LOVED THE BOOK"
legendary director of movies
"The French Connection,"
"The Exorcist," and
"To Live and Die in L.A."
COMPELLING ... STYLISH ...
A FINE NOVEL"
A GREAT READ"
BEAUBIEN KNOWS HIS BUSINESS ...
A DARK THRILLER WITH
A PACE-PUMPING SECRET ...
SCENES EXPLODE WITH
VIVID SENSORY DETAILS"
—Chicago Book Review
"EXCITING PAGE-TURNER ...
WOULD MAKE A GREAT MOVIE"
—Doug Nichol, director of
"IF YOU'VE BEEN TO MOROCCO,
YOU WILL EXPERIENCE IT ALL AGAIN ...
IF YOU HAVEN'T, YOU'LL BELIEVE YOU HAVE ...
FAST-MOVING ... TENSION-FILLED ...
NEVER PREDICTABLE ...
DISCOVER ITS SURPRISES
WHILE TRAVELING WITH FRIENDS FROM EUROPE TO 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 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 and class divisions, Shadows the Sizes of Cities by author Gregory W. Beaubien is the debut novel of a new talent in fiction. (Trade paperback, $14.95 [ISBN 978-0-9911816-0-5], eBook $9.99)
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(Photo by Nicole Beaubien for Moresby Press)
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, and Yahoo Travel. As a writer for hire he has written two nonfiction books. On May 15, 2020, Beaubien completed a new novel, a literary crime drama with a supernatural undercurrent. (Join our mailing list for updates.) He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.
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