Small Game

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Ecco Press
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5.5 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 0.79 pounds

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About the Author

Blair Braverman holds an MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow in Nonfiction. She has been a resident fellow at Blue Mountain Center and the MacDowell Colony, and her work has appeared in Buzzfeed, the Atavist, the Best Women's Travel Writing, Orion, AGNI, High Country News, Waging Nonviolence, and on This American Life.


Gripping action in untamed nature--as if Wild and Into the Wild gave birth to this thriller. -- People

"If I was allowed one book to help me navigate the often inhospitable world in which we live, I'd choose Blair Braverman's Small Game. It is so sharply written, brilliantly paced, and perfectly illuminates the struggle to survive without losing the piece of yourself that makes you who you are. Braverman is wildly talented, a force of nature, and I will read anything she writes because I know it's been crafted by an expert." -- Kevin Wilson, author of Nothing to See Here

"I challenge anyone to put down Small Game once they have started reading. This masterful debut novel will scare you to pieces, then show you how to put yourself together again." -- Sarah Marshall, host of You're Wrong About

"In a page-turner powered by wit and plot twist, the biggest surprise may be that Blair Braverman has written one of the smartest--and most humane--satires of our media age as a tale of wilderness survival. Or maybe satire is too modest a word for this slyly ambitious novel. Small Game is an antidote to doom--funny, frightening, romantic, and, like its woodswoman heroine, alert to both danger and possibility."
-- Jeff Sharlet, bestselling author of The Family and The Undertow

"[Braverman's] wilderness know-how is put to good use in her first novel... Braverman does a great job of developing the characters, building suspense and raising the stakes...A propulsive read" -- Kirkus

"Propulsive and twisty, Small Game is a gripping thrill ride about human nature at its best and its worst." -- Esquire

"Skillfully blends psychological suspense with some nuanced modern-day themes .... Braverman draws on her extensive outdoors experience to bring alive the gritty details of the survival camp, and her characters are simultaneously engaging and terrifying as they battle nature and each other to stay alive." -- Library Journal (starred review)