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OLD NEWGATE ROAD, Scribner’s latest novel, will be released by Knopf on January 8, 2019.

Old Newgate Road is a wonder—a book that manages to break your heart on one page and lift you up on the next. It’s a wrenching meditation on time and forgiveness, filled with both suspense and tragedy, while presenting the possibility of renewal and redemption.”
Ivy Pochoda, author of Wonder Valley
“This gripping saga draws out themes of masculinity, sublimated trauma, and physical violence – speaking to the ways people fashion narratives out of troubled pasts to survive, resulting in a probing, tightly-plotted novel.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“A bracing, knotty exploration of abuse and its impact across decades….Scribner writes beautifully about [these] hills and tobacco fields, with grace and a fine eye for detail. The novel’s real turf, though, is the bleak emotional territory of abuse, and [here he] writes with brutal intensity…drilling deeper into ever darker material [until ending] on a redemptive note.”
Kirkus Reviews