U of M Graduate Nicholas Petrie for his Debut Novel, ‘The Drifter’

Nicholas Petrie

Nicholas Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington, won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and his story “At the Laundromat” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in the The Seattle Review, a national literary journal. A husband and father, he runs a home-inspection business in Milwaukee. The Drifter is his first novel.

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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780399174568
Availability: Special Order - This Item May be Out of Print
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 12th, 2016

Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his white static, the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man's widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for: the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he's ever encountered . . . and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives. As Ash begins to investigate this unexpected discovery, he finds himself at the center of a plot that is far larger than he could have imagined . . . and it may lead straight back to the world he thought he d left for good.Suspenseful and thrilling, and featuring a compelling new hero, "The Drifter" is an exciting debut from a fresh voice in crime fiction.


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U of M Graduate Nicholas Petrie for his Debut Novel, ‘The Drifter’

Nicholas Petrie

Nicholas Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington, won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and his story “At the Laundromat” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in the The Seattle Review, a national literary journal. A husband and father, he runs a home-inspection business in Milwaukee. The Drifter is his first novel.

The Drifter Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399174568
Availability: Special Order - This Item May be Out of Print
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 12th, 2016

Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his white static, the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man's widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for: the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he's ever encountered . . . and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives. As Ash begins to investigate this unexpected discovery, he finds himself at the center of a plot that is far larger than he could have imagined . . . and it may lead straight back to the world he thought he d left for good.Suspenseful and thrilling, and featuring a compelling new hero, "The Drifter" is an exciting debut from a fresh voice in crime fiction.


Jan 18 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address:
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103