Drew Magary Author Event
Author of The Hike
Monday, July 10th at 7pm
Full of adventure and agony, hilarity and heartbreak, Drew Magary’s novel, THE HIKE (Penguin Books; On-sale July 4, 2017), is a wild, thrilling fantasy saga that chronicles one man’s epic life-or-death quest to return to his family after getting lost on a wooded path that leads him into an alternate, dreamlike world full of man-eating giants, garish demons, and colossal insects.
At the onset of THE HIKE, Ben, a suburban family man from Maryland, is on a business trip in suburban Pennsylvania when he decides to spend the afternoon exploring the foothills behind his motel. Once he sets out into the woods, however, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. Dreams and flashbacks from Ben’s past dominate his thoughts, showing him the most powerful and terrifying moments of his life, as real as when he first lived them. Along the way, Ben finds help in some of the most unexpected forms, including a profane crustacean and a variety of magical objects, tools, and potions. Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the "Producer," the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage and the only one who can free him from the path.
In the vein of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, THE HIKE is an extraordinarily unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre that could only have been spawned by the brain of Drew Magary. It takes readers on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination and survival.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Drew Magary is a correspondent for GQ and a columnist for Deadspin. He is the author of the memoir Someone Could Get Hurt and the novel The Postmortal. His writing has appeared in Maxim, New York, The Atlantic, Bon Appétit, The Huffington Post, the Awl, Gawker, Penthouse, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and on Comedy Central, NPR, NBC, Yahoo!, ESPN, and more. He’s been featured on Good Morning America and has been interviewed by the AV Club, the New York Observer, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and many others. He lives in Maryland with his wife and three kids, and is a Chopped champion.
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"The Hike just works. It's like early, good Chuck Palahniuk. . . . Magary underhands a twist in at the end that hits you like a sharp jab at the bell. . . . It's just that good." --NPR.org
"A page-turner. . . . Inventive, funny. . . . Quietly profound and touching."--BoingBoing