August and Then Some
W.W. Norton Presents

August and Then Some


An arresting new novel… with an unforgettable adolescent narrator”
– Chicago Tribune (Editor’s Choice)

“Devastating…never shies away from grappling with big issues”
– Publishers Weekly

“Sharply written with a keen ear for dialogue”
– Chicago Sun-Times  (Read the article) 

A work of ferocious insight and craftsmanship”
– Irish Examiner (Read more)

“The dialogue crackles like a plastic bottle underfoot while the pace never slows. A disturbing novel offering a mixture of hope and despair, vileness and nobility.” 
-Kirkus Reviews

In the heat of August, Jake Terri Savage (“JT”), his little sister Danielle, and his bone-headed best friend, Nokey (nicknamed after “gnocchi”) try to steal his father’s beloved 1965 Shelby Cobra.  Their reasons are noble; the consequences, devastating.

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A brilliant performance. It has the music of something one hears in the best plays - scenes we experience in our nerves.
- RICHARD BAUSCH, Dayton Literary Peace Prize winner