A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain

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"Harun is heir apparent to Louise Erdrich and Harry Crews.... Readers will be swept away by this breathless, absorbing novel." --Claire Vaye Watkins, The New York Times Book Review

In this mysterious and chilling novel, girls, mostly Native, are vanishing from the sides of a notorious highway in the isolated Pacific Northwest. Leo Kreutzer and his friends are barely touched by these disappearances--until a series of enigmatic strangers arrive in their remote mountain town, beguiling and bewitching them. It seems as if the devil himself has appeared among them. The intoxicatingly lush debut novel by the acclaimed author of The King of Limbo, A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain is an unsettling portrait of life in a dead-end town, as seductive and beautifully written as the devil's dark arts are wielded. WINNER OF THE 2015 PINCKLEY PRIZE FOR DEBUT CRIME NOVEL
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 127 x 193 x 20mm | 181g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0670786101
  • 9780670786107
  • 1,157,535

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"An ingenious tale of myth, magic and murder....told in rich prose....[An] auspicious debut." --"Seattle Times "
"Hypnotic...tantalizing...lush and evocative...Literary and genre lovers alike can find a striking new voice to celebrate in "A Man Came Out of A Door in the Mountain.""
--"Kansas City Star"
""A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain" is literary magic of the highest order."..."It reads with the level care of a finely crafted story...but also with the fresh familiarity of a folksong....A spectacular read."
--"The Vancouver Sun "
"Haunting [and] hypnotic."
--"Seattle "Magazine
"In mesmerizing prose, debut novelist Harun spins a chilling tale shot through with both aching realism and age-old folktales, melding them together to capture a landscape lush with possibility and imagination and terrifying in its vast emptiness."
--"Booklist," starred review
"Intertwining with real-world pain and loss, this debut novel gains an extra sense of risk and realism, pitting ordinary, human evil against supernatural wickedness."
--"The Globe and Mail"
"Much as it does to the novel's characters, the gothic ambiance wraps around the reader and won't let go."
--"Library Journal"
"Harun creates a masterfully bleak and spooky mood, and succinctly captures the desperation of the young people's lives...[a] promising debut."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"Through a complex narrative structure, Harun [invests] all of her action...with an aura of myth and folk legend."
--"Kirkus Reviews"
""A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain" is a rich, haunting, original novel that captures evil in many forms--mythic, magic and chillingly real. Adrianne Harun's writing can hold you breathless."
--Jess Walter, author of "Beautiful Ruins"
"I have long been a fan of Adrianne Harun's work, and "A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain" has raised my admiration to new heights. Writingd
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About Adrianne Harun

Adrianne Harun teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshops, an MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University, and is the author of the acclaimed short story collection The King of Limbo. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington.
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962 ratings
3.24 out of 5 stars
5 13% (126)
4 28% (272)
3 35% (332)
2 18% (173)
1 6% (59)
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