|Drew Magary and the Shirt from Hell on Chopped.|
Legendary blogger, journalist, and winner of Chopped Drew Magary's second novel, The Hike, will be released on Aug. 2.
The novel will tell the story of Ben, whose afternoon hike takes a turn for the supernatural as he goes further into the Pennsylvania woods.
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Here's how the publisher, Penguin Books, describes The Hike.
"When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.
On a quest of epic, life-or-death proportions, Ben finds help comes in some of the most unexpected forms, including a profane crustacean and a variety of magical objects, tools, and potions. Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the “Producer,” the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage and the only one who can free him from the path.
At once bitingly funny and emotionally absorbing, Magary’s novel is a remarkably unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre, one that draws as easily from the world of classic folk tales as it does from video games. In The Hike, Magary takes readers on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination, and survival."
Magary's first novel, The Postmortal (aka The End Specialist in the UK), was nominated for the Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clark Awards.