Congratulations to Steve Himmer, winner of the Dzanc Books two-fer (The Consequence of Skating by Steven Gillis and Pirate Talk or Mermalade by Terese Svoboda), last week's Friday Freebie giveaway.
The Hours) Cunningham. I'm offering up a brand-spanking new hardback of By Nightfall. Jacket copy reads thusly:
Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties denizens of Manhattan's Soho, nearing the apogee of committed careers in the arts--he a dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft, a college-age daughter in Boston, and lively friends, they are admirable, enviable contemporary urbanites with every reason, it seems, to be happy. Then Rebecca's much younger look-alike brother Ethan (known in the family as Mizzy, "the mistake") shows up for a visit. A beautiful, beguiling twenty-three-year-old with a history of drug problems, Mizzy is wayward, at loose ends, looking for direction. And in his presence, Peter finds himself questioning his artists, their work, his career--the entire world he has so carefully constructed.
I don't know about you, but I always love a good apogee crisis.
If you'd like a chance at winning By Nightfall, all you have to do is answer this ridiculously-easy question:
What novel by Michael Cunningham was awarded the Pulitzer Prize? (The answer can be found by clicking HERE.)
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Put FRIDAY FREEBIE in the e-mail subject line. One entry per person, please. In order to give everyone a fair shake in the contest, please e-mail the answer, rather than posting it in the comments section. The contest closes at midnight on Sept. 30, at which time I will place the names of the correct respondents in a vintage potato-chip tin (which has been thoroughly cleaned of all snack-chip crumbs*) and draw the winning name. I'll announce the lucky reader on Oct. 1.
*Thereby ensuring that a certain "Mr. Frito Pringle" is ineligible to be accidentally declared the winner.