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By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends

(2010)
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By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends is the story of four prisoners who must escape from a Siberian gulag overrun by violent gangsters circa 1952. In order to successfully make it across the tundra, they must trick a fellow prisoner into following them, so that they can cannibalize him when they run out of food.

Meticulously researched and darkly surreal, By the Time blends historical fiction with haunting imagery and brutal body horror, culminating in an ending that readers have been talking about since the book debuted.

Winner of the 2010 Wonderland Award for Best Novel

"A David Lynchian nightmare set in a Russian gulag...paranoid, cold, brutal, haunting, mystifying (in a good way), and totally unforgettable."

- Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock



Praise for this book

"A David Lynchian nightmare set in a Russian gulag...paranoid, cold, brutal, haunting, mystifying (in a good way), and totally unforgettable." - Paul Tremblay


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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends
Author(s): J David Osborne
ISBN: 1-940885-44-2 / 978-1-940885-44-5 (USA edition)
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December 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends
Author(s): J David Osborne
ISBN: 1-933929-05-7 / 978-1-933929-05-7 (USA edition)
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Title: By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends
Author(s): J David Osborne
Publisher: Broken River Books
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