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Scrapper

(2015)
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A man embarks on a desperate quest for redemption in a devastated Detroit, in this novel that "has the feel of Cormac McCarthy's The Road . . . Powerful" (Publishers Weekly).

Detroit has descended into ruin. Kelly scavenges for scrap metal from the hundred thousand abandoned buildings in a part of the city known as "the zone" - an increasingly wild landscape where one day he finds something far more valuable than the copper he's come to steal: a kidnapped boy, crying out for rescue.

Briefly, Kelly is celebrated as a hero. But even after he has brought the boy to safety, he is driven to secretly avenge this crime and solve the mystery behind the kidnapping - a task that will take him deeper into the zone, and into a confrontation with his own past and long-buried traumas.

From the acclaimed author of In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, Scrapper is a devastating reimagining of one of America's greatest cities, its beautiful architecture, its lost houses, shuttered factories, boxing gyms, and storefront churches. With precise, powerful prose, it asks: What do we owe for our crimes, even those we've committed to protect the people we love?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Matt Bell does not write sentences-he writes spells." - Benjamin Percy


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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Scrapper
Author(s): Matt Bell
ISBN: 1-61695-521-X / 978-1-61695-521-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Scrapper
Author(s): Matt Bell
ISBN: 1-61695-765-4 / 978-1-61695-765-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Scrapper: A Novel
Author(s): Matt Bell
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Scrapper: A Novel
Author(s): Matt Bell
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Scrapper
Author(s): Matt Bell
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU