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Shadow of the Lions: A Novel by [Swann, Christopher]
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Southern Living Best Books of the YearPublishers Weekly Best Summer Books 2017

“Comes alive with action and intrigue.”
—The Wall Street Journal

“A promising, well-crafted debut. Flashes of lyrical agility suggest a bright new talent ready to roar.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Swann’s tightly knit debut novel is a moving coming-of-age story with a noir twist that will appeal to readers of John Knowles’s A Separate Peace, N.H. Kleinbaum’s Dead Poets Society, and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History.”
Library Journal, starred review

“A wonderful coming of age story, a taut emotional rollercoaster, and a hell of a debut. Christopher Swann hits the sweet spot with a novel that has a gripping plot, beautifully rendered characters, and an accomplished style. I loved it.”
David Liss, author of The Day of Atonement

“Both a poignant coming-of-age tale and a suspenseful mystery. Set in the persistently alluring environs of an elite prep school, where the idealistic image of striving achievement is always in conflict with the dark realities that trouble even the most privileged of lives, Shadow of the Lions illuminates the complexities of friendship, love, loyalty, and duty with remarkable wisdom and compassion.”
Ed Tarkington, author of Only Love Can Break Your Heart

"Witty, fast paced, and satisfying, Shadow of the Lions is the perfect literary thriller for back-to-school season.”
Foreword Reviews, starred review

“Swann steps on the gas for the last 100 pages, [and] the mystery takes off . . . ”
—Kirkus Reviews

“A twisty tale that surprises at every turn, Shadow of the Lions will keep you turning pages compulsively into the wee hours, cursing Christopher Swann for the inconvenience.”
Jonathan Evison, author of This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

“Fast-paced and full of unexpected turns, Christopher Swann’s Shadow of the Lions pulls readers into the dark underworld looming beneath a prestigious boys’ boarding school.”
Mira Jacob, author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing

“Swann is a gifted storyteller, a master at the twisty tale . . . Under Swann’s deft hand, ultimately, Shadow of the Lions explores the timeless complexity of deep friendship--how it shapes us, destroys us and sometimes remakes us.”
Patti Callahan Henry, author of The Idea of Love

About the Author

Christopher Swann is chair of the English department at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Atlanta, Georgia. He has a BA with honors from Washington and Lee University, an MA in English/creative writing from the University of Missouri Columbia, and a PhD in creative writing from Georgia State University.

James Anderson Foster has narrated audiobooks for a variety of publishers, across nearly all genres-both fiction and nonfiction. In 2015, he was a finalist in three categories for the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts Awards (Mystery, Science Fiction, and Fantasy).

Product details

  • File Size: 2707 KB
  • Print Length: 367 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1616205008
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books (August 1, 2017)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N0ZO9Y4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,027 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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