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THE SLUMMER: Quarters Till Death

In 2083, Benjamin Brandt is among the millions of “slummers” who are relegated to poverty and struggle on the outskirts of society. As a minority growing up in the gritty underbelly of Cleveland’s Industrial Valley, Ben sees the way genetically designed “elites” live only from a distance: from the shadows of public spaces people like him are forbidden to use, and on TV, where he watches the enhanced athletes compete at an extraordinary level. For years, a national track championship has inspired Ben to ferociously cultivate his own talent as a runner.

As Ben logs miles through the potholed, darkened streets of his community, an idea takes hold of him that could turn his highly stratified society upside down. He isn’t prepared to lead a revolution; however, he is prepared to run like a slummer with nothing to lose.

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“This is the first running book I've read that I think, wow this is like peeking into my brain and my way of thinking. I will be reading it again and again.”
CHRIS SOLINSKY, Former American Record Holder - 10,000 m (26:59.60)

“Lace up for a powerful story of commitment, loss, aspiration and an unlikely challenger of systematic oppression.”
ANDY SCHMITZ, 3x US Olympic Coach - Triathlon

“The Slummer's inspiring story pits the indomitable spirit of a runner against economic disparity and genetic engineering in a believable, dystopian tomorrow.”
JONATHAN BEVERLY, Editor in Chief - PodiumRunner

“I couldn't help but lace up my shoes and go for a run.”
DEREK GRIFFITHS, Colorado Running Magazine

“Well written, there is a message of oppression, hope and determination. Is this where we are headed in spite of all the talk of affirmative action? Thought-provoking and one of those reads that leaves a mark.”

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What People Are Saying

“Not ashamed to say I cried through the last 3 chapters. Incredible!”

“This is a great running book. George Orwell meets John L. Parker Jr.”

“The best running fiction I’ve read since the infamous Once a Runner.”

“Hold on tight as it is quite the rollercoaster at the end.”

“As I neared the end I had to slow it down cause I didn't want the story to end.”

“I have placed it on my bookshelf next to Once A Runner. The highest praise for a running book.”

“I must say that I had a hard time keeping my eyes dry during many chapters of this book.”

“Great read. It inspires me to keep running & enjoy it to the max.”

Author  :  Geoffrey Simpson

Publisher ‏ : ‎ BarkingBoxer Press
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 362 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-3982280103

BarkingBoxer Press is a sports and running fiction publishing house
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