“Browning effortlessly translates his passion for environmental change into a rousing, witty, and enlightening tale of outsiders and Scrabble…[A] playful debut.” —Publishers Weekly
"James Browning has done a remarkable thing: In his bewitching debut novel, he has created a narrator so engaging, it makes you wish the book were twice as long. I will miss Winston Crwth's wry way of telling a story, but I can’t wait to read more of his creator's work." —Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha
"A book with a conscience and a heart, The Fracking King weaves a wonderful, important and highly original story, combining the pleasures of a fine novel with the real-world dangers of fracking. James Browning rewards the reader on every level." —Richard North Patterson, author of Fall From Grace
“It's hard to imagine the words ‘enchanting' and 'fracking' describing the same thing but boy, that sums up this sly and delightful juggling act of a novel. Yes, it's about fracking, but it's also about Scrabble and a young man stumbling into heroism. A terrific debut.” —John Guare, author of Six Degrees of Separation
About the Author
James Browning writes and speaks on environmental issues for Common Cause. He has a BA from Brown University and an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. His essays have been published in The Believer and The Village Voice.