Oh, hey there. You came looking for the new episode of the Co-Main Event Podcast? It’s right above. While you’re here, though, do take a moment to note that pre-orders of Chad’s novel CHAMPION OF THE WORLD are now available at Amazon.com. The book finally has a publication date (7/12/16 for those who want to stand in line early) and so far is available for order in hardcover only. Don’t worry, though, you tech-savvy motherfuckers, electronic versions and whatnot will be available soon. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know when that happens.
As for now, go forth and buy.
Also, read on to see how Amazon is describing Chad’s book. And go right here to read a sample chapter if you like.
In this stunning historical fiction debut set in the world of wrestling in the 1920s, a husband and wife are set adrift in a place where everyone has something to hide and not even the fights can be taken at face value.
Late summer, 1921: Disgraced former lightweight champion Pepper Van Dean has spent the past two years on the carnival circuit performing the dangerous “hangman’s drop” and taking on all comers in nightly challenge bouts. But when he and his cardsharp wife, Moira, are marooned in the wilds of Oregon, Pepper accepts an offer to return to the world of wrestling as a trainer for Garfield Taft, a down-and-out African American heavyweight contender in search of a comeback and a shot at the world title.
At the training camp in rural Montana, Pepper and Moira soon realize that nothing is what it seems: not Taft, the upcoming match, or the training facility itself. With nowhere to go and no options left, Pepper and Moira must carefully navigate the world of gangsters, bootlegging, and fixed competitions, in the hope that they can carve out a viable future.
A story of second chances and a sport at the cusp of major change, Champion of the World is a wonderful historical debut from a new talent in fiction.