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Hell

(2009)
A novel by

 
Hatcher McCord is an evening news presenter who has found himself in Hell and is struggling to explain his bad fortune. He's not the only one to suffer this fate - in fact, he's surrounded by an outrageous cast of characters, including Humphrey Bogart, William Shakespeare, and almost all of the popes and most of the U.S. presidents. The question may be not who is in Hell but who isn't. McCord is living with Anne Boleyn in the afterlife but their happiness is, of course, constantly derailed by her obsession with Henry VIII (and the removal of her head at rather inopportune moments). One day McCord meets Dante's Beatrice, who believes there is a way out of Hell, and the next morning, during an exclusive on-camera interview with Satan, McCord realizes that Satan's omniscience, which he has always credited for the perfection of Hell's torments, may be a mirage - and Butler is off on a madcap romp about good, evil, free will, and the possibility of escape. Butler's depiction of Hell is original, intelligent, and fiercely comic, a book Dante might have celebrated.

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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Hell
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 0-8021-1901-8 / 978-0-8021-1901-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 0-8021-4509-4 / 978-0-8021-4509-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 1-5226-0826-5 / 978-1-5226-0826-4
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2010 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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