Since finishing grad school, I’ve been part of a writing group with some similarly literary-loving friends. One of these friends submitted his novel, What Ends, to the Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award, and now he’s a quarter finalist. Way to go, Andrew!
You can download a copy of his first chapter here. I’ve read the first chapter in writing group, so I can vouch for its awesomeness. In very short, it’s about the personal struggles of a family living on a dying island off the coast of Scotland. Between last year’s The Scorpio Races and this year’s Brave, who wouldn’t love a little Scottish island literature?