American Elsewhere

American Elsewhere

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Some places are too good to be true.

Under a pink moon, there is a perfect little town not found on any map.

In that town, there are quiet streets lined with pretty houses, houses that conceal the strangest things.

After a couple years of hard traveling, ex-cop Mona Bright inherits her long-dead mother's home in Wink, New Mexico. And the closer Mona gets to her mother's past, the more she understands that the people of Wink are very, very different...

From one of our most talented and original new literary voices comes the next great American supernatural novel: a work that explores the dark dimensions of the hometowns and the neighbours we thought we knew.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 480 x 143 x 208mm | 612g
  • Orbit
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0316200204
  • 9780316200202
  • 244,053

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The Troupe is true magic: a gripping tale that reminds the audience why we fell in love with reading. This book enchants, leaving the audience on their feet, yelling for an encore - Mat Johnson

...Bennett's finely crafted novel rises on a wave of suspense to a place of beauty and hope - Publishers Weekly on The Troupe

Like a collaboration between Stephen King and John Steinbeck - Publishers Weekly on Mr. Shivers

Compelling and truly horrifying, this debut novel is highly recommended for all fiction and horror collections - Library Journal (Starred Review) on Mr. Shivers

Mr. Shivers is a startling debut, a deft amalgam of thriller, cerebral horror and American gothic, written with a stark and artful simplicity that complements the examination of struggling humanity pushed to its limits - The Guardian
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About Robert Jackson Bennett

Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, the Sydney J. Bounds Award, and an Edgar Award, he is the author of the novels Mr. Shivers, The Company Man, The Troupe, and American Elsewhere. Find out more about the author at
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Rating details

5,979 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 26% (1,533)
4 39% (2,358)
3 24% (1,455)
2 8% (490)
1 2% (143)
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