September 20, 2011

Download a sneak preview of CCLaP's next book!

Have You Seen Me, by Katherine Scott Nelson (sneak preview edition)

Just one month to go before the release of CCLaP's next original book, the coming-of-age tale Have You Seen Me by Chicago author Katherine Scott Nelson; and for the first time in the center's history, we're actually going to be finished with the book a few weeks before its release, which means among other things that I had the time in this case to put together a little sneak preview, containing the first two scenes from the novella. For those who haven't read it yet, here's the book's unofficial jacket copy, to give you a better idea of what the story is about...

"Chris and Vyv have always been close - as the only two 'weird' kids in their small Midwestern town, they've often depended on each other to survive. But their friendship will be put to the test when Vyv runs away and continues to communicate with Chris in secret. All summer, as the search for Vyv mounts, Chris tries to avoid the pressure by working for Albert, an off-the-grid survivalist writer building an anarchist compound from an abandoned house and barn. But as Albert's plans for the future grow more apocalyptic, and Vyv's emails gradually become more terrifying, Chris will face the complete upheaval of everything he's ever known."

Anyway, as with the full edition of CCLaP's books, I've put together four versions of this sneak preview, so simply right-click on the most appropriate one below and choose "Save As..." to download a copy for yourself...

PDF for American laserprinters (8.5 x 11)
PDF for European laserprinters (A4)
EPUB for most mobile devices
MOBI for Amazon Kindles

I hope you get a chance to check it out, and I especially hope that it gets you excited about the release of the full book in both electronic and paper forms, coming Monday, October 17th!

Filed by Jason Pettus at 3:37 PM, September 20, 2011. Filed under: Arts news | CCLaP Publishing | CCLaP news | Chicago news | Literature |