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Ohio

(2018)
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“Extraordinary...beautifully precise...[an] earnestly ambitious debut.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A wild, angry, and devastating masterpiece of a book.” —NPR

“[A] descendent of the Dickensian ‘social novel’ by way of Jonathan Franzen: epic fiction that lays bare contemporary culture clashes, showing us who we are and how we got here.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

“A book that has stayed with me ever since I put it down.” —Seth Meyers, host of Late Night with Seth Meyers

One sweltering night in 2013, four former high school classmates converge on their hometown in northeastern Ohio.

There’s Bill Ashcraft, a passionate, drug-abusing young activist whose flailing ambitions have taken him from Cambodia to Zuccotti Park to post-BP New Orleans, and now back home with a mysterious package strapped to the undercarriage of his truck; Stacey Moore, a doctoral candidate reluctantly confronting her family and the mother of her best friend and first love, whose disappearance spurs the mystery at the heart of the novel; Dan Eaton, a shy veteran of three tours in Iraq, home for a dinner date with the high school sweetheart he’s tried desperately to forget; and the beautiful, fragile Tina Ross, whose rendezvous with the washed-up captain of the football team triggers the novel’s shocking climax.

Set over the course of a single evening, Ohio toggles between the perspectives of these unforgettable characters as they unearth dark secrets, revisit old regrets and uncover—and compound—bitter betrayals. Before the evening is through, these narratives converge masterfully to reveal a mystery so dark and shocking it will take your breath away.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Ohio is that rarest of unicorns, a novel that swings for the fences, and actually tries to explain just what the fuck happened to this country after the towers fell, and how we got to this awful particular moment. Stephen Markley goes for the universe with every single sentence he writes. That the universe answers him as often as it does makes for a hugely impressive first novel." - Charles Bock

"Ohio is heartbreaking, frightening, and occasionally, amidst the sorrow and horror, transcendent--a novel that casts the clearest possible eye on people haunted by who they used to be and might have become, and a country haunted by the same. Stephen Markley is unflinching." - Kevin Brockmeier

"Stephen Markley is an expert cartographer of the American Rust Belt and the haunted landscapes of his characters' interiors. A fast-moving and devastating debut." - Karen Russell


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September 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Ohio (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewer's Choice)
Author(s): Stephen Markley
ISBN: 1-4328-5622-7 / 978-1-4328-5622-9 (USA edition)
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August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ohio
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ISBN: 1-5011-7447-9 / 978-1-5011-7447-6 (USA edition)
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 1-5011-7448-7 / 978-1-5011-7448-3 (USA edition)
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August 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Ohio
Author(s): Stephen Markley
ISBN: 1-982100-09-5 / 978-1-982100-09-4
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August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ohio
Author(s): Stephen Markley
ISBN: 1-5082-6475-9 / 978-1-5082-6475-0 (USA edition)
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August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ohio: Library Edition
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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