ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor are the authors of WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE: A NOVEL and the script books for Season 1 and Season 2 of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast: Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1 and The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 2. Their newest novel IT DEVOURS!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel publishes in hardcover from Harper Perennial on 10/17/2017. Joseph Fink created and co-writes the Welcome to Night Vale podcast and the Alice Isn’t Dead podcast. He is from California but now lives with his wife in New York. Jeffrey Cranor co-writes the Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wires podcasts. He also co-creates theater and dance pieces with choreographer/wife Jillian Sweeney. They live in New York. For more on Welcome to Night Vale, visit: http://www.commonplacebooks.com/
ABOUT THE BOOK: A Harper Perennial Hardcover Original: From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a noir-esque mystery exploring faith and science.
Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town’s top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation’s darkest and most terrible secret.
A page-turning mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God, It Devours! will entertain both fans of Welcome to Night Vale and those discovering its extraordinary world for the first time. (karenb)