Exhibit A Books is excited to announce our latest acquisition, World Rights from Brooks Sherman (The Bent Agency) for Nik Korpon’s Fait Ave (April 2015), in which a morally upright thief, attempting to protect his family, ends up in the middle of a drug turf war.
Nik Korpon: “I’m incredibly excited to have found a home at Exhibit A. I admire the writers they publish and to be included in their company is an honor. With their progressive approach to publishing, I think Exhibit A is the future of crime fiction, and I’m just happy to be along for the ride.”
Bryon Quertermous: “As we continue to add phenomenal writers to the Exhibit A list, I’m happy that Nik Korpon gets to be part of that group. It’s not smart to play favorites with my authors, but Nik is by far the best writer we’ve signed this week.”
A literary noir novel that crosses the moral journey of Breaking Bad with the neighborhood intrigues of Tana French’s Faithful Place.
Elroy is a morally-upright thief who is struggling to move his family away from the city, out to where all the corners are cul-de-sacs. This requires him to spend a lot of time away from home, straining his relationship with his precocious son Elijah and precariously-sober wife Denise. One night, he discovers a hidden cache of jewelry behind his basement wall and thinks he’s finally gotten a bit of a break. But when that jewelry hurls him into the middle of a turf war between a local kingpin and a crooked cop who just happens to be Elroy’s godbrother, Elroy is forced to choose between his family and his honor.
About Nik: Nik Korpon is the author of Stay God, Sweet Angel; Fight Card: Punching Paradise; Bar Scars: Stories and Old Ghosts. His stories blackened eyes in Needle Magazine, Shotgun Honey, Crime Factory, Yellow Mama and Noir Nation, among others. He is an associate editor at Dark House Press. He lives in Baltimore.
Nik Korpon writes crime books. They’ve got red on them. He lives in Baltimore.
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