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The Little Crew of Butchers

(2017)
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"A free license given to all acts of inhumanity and lust...this execrable crew of butchers."--Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift

Lucas Baird never got much of a break when he was a child, but by his early twenties, his good looks and easy manner allow him to skate through life without having to put in much effort. On the cusp of manhood in years yet still a boy--what Anthony Trollope called a hobbledehoy--charming Luke has enjoyed his extended adolescence of drinking and small-time cons. But when a freak accident compels him to leave LA--and leave fast--he finds himself in New York, in the seemingly idyllic Long Island beach town of Shorelane, where through a drunken mistake, he becomes trapped in a life-or-death ordeal. Luke's only potential saviors are a group of local children, who are themselves lost and destined for paths much the same as Luke's--if not worse--and a young woman, equally lost. For Luke to finally cross into manhood, he will have to come to terms with his own poor judgment and mortality, and find the courage to stay sane in the face of irrational actors.

Reminiscent of The Beach and Lord of the Flies, Little Crew of Butchers is a masterful tale of the innocent savagery of children, but also of the redemptive power of love and courage, and the wisdom that comes from truly growing up.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"In Little Crew of Butchers, Francine Pascal tells an unsettling story of four desperate days in the life of a homeless man. As cruelty, love, and violence converge in the final explosive chapters, the truth is all too clear: only we can stop the cycles of inhumanity that plague society." - Emily Carpenter

"Fast-paced, insightful, and disturbingly topical--Francine Pascal's Little Crew of Butchers is a glimpse into young minds swaying between fear and hope, and how our choices inevitably come back to haunt us." - Joe Hart

"A tour de force that explores the savagery of children and the dark side of innocence." - Mindy McGinnis

"A spellbinding tale that masterfully showcases people's depravity, but also their deep and abiding humanity. Francine Pascal's view into the human heart, in all its myriad shades, is breathtaking." - Mia Sheridan


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Hardback Editions

May 2020 : Hardback
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Title: Little Crew of Butchers
Author(s): Francine Pascal
ISBN: 1-982614-76-5 / 978-1-982614-76-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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Paperback Editions

May 2021 : Paperback
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Title: Little Crew of Butchers
Author(s): Francine Pascal
ISBN: 1-79995-645-8 / 978-1-79995-645-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Little Crew of Butchers
Author(s): Francine Pascal
ISBN: 1-982615-18-4 / 978-1-982615-18-5
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May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Little Crew of Butchers: Library Edition
Author(s): Francine Pascal
ISBN: 1-982615-17-6 / 978-1-982615-17-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2020 : MP3 CD
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Title: Little Crew of Butchers: A Novel
Author(s): Francine Pascal
ISBN: 1-982615-19-2 / 978-1-982615-19-2
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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Title: Little Crew of Butchers: A Novel
Author(s): Francine Pascal
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May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Little Crew of Butchers: A Novel
Author(s): Francine Pascal
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May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Little Crew of Butchers: A Novel
Author(s): Francine Pascal
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Little Crew of Butchers: A Novel
Author(s): Francine Pascal
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK