S.

By Doug Dorst (Audiobook, 2013)
One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire.

A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.

The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey.

The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world's greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him.

The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they're willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears.

S., conceived by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst, is the chronicle of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don't understand, and it is also Abrams and Dorst's love letter to the written word.
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $35.00 US/$39.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781619696938

    • On Sale Date: 10/29/2013

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Audiobook

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One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire.

A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.

The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey.

The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world's greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him.

The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they're willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears.

S., conceived by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst, is the chronicle of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don't understand, and it is also Abrams and Dorst's love letter to the written word.

J.J. Abrams is the multiple Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, and director of Lost, Star Trek, Alias, The Fringe, Cloverfield, Armageddon, Super 8, and more. This is his debut novel.

Doug Dorst teaches creative writing at Texas State University-San Marcos. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, Ploughshares, Epoch, and other journals, as well as in the anthology Politically Inspired. He is also a former Jeopardy champion.
  • Praise for J.J. Abrams:

    "A master in the fine art of withholding information ... a boy genius." (Time).

  • Praise for J.J. Abrams:

    "A master in the fine art of withholding information ... a boy genius." (Time).

  • "[The] presiding pop-culture guru-geek ... a generous showman." (The New York Times).

  • "[The] presiding pop-culture guru-geek ... a generous showman." (The New York Times).

  • "J.J. Abrams ... has beguiled audiences with a masterful use of suspense, plot reversals, and special effects." (Wired).

  • "J.J. Abrams ... has beguiled audiences with a masterful use of suspense, plot reversals, and special effects." (Wired).

  • Praise for Doug Dorst's ALIVE IN NECROPOLIS:

    "A daring and big-hearted first novel." (The New York Times Book Review).

  • Praise for Doug Dorst's ALIVE IN NECROPOLIS:

    "A daring and big-hearted first novel." (The New York Times Book Review).

  • "Rich, unsettling...truly haunting." (San Fransisco Chronicle).

  • "Rich, unsettling...truly haunting." (San Fransisco Chronicle).

  • "An intriguing mix of coming-of-age story, police procedural, and magical realism." (Seattle-Times).

  • "An intriguing mix of coming-of-age story, police procedural, and magical realism." (Seattle-Times).

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  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $35.00 US/$39.00 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 990
  • ISBN-13: 9781619696938
  • On Sale Date: 10/29/2013
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