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Reading/Q&A/Signing with Adrianne Harun as part of Get Lit!
Auntie's Bookstore, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7pm
“Mythical, magical, and chillingly real...Adrianne Harun’s writing can hold you breathless,” raved Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins. In this mysterious and chilling novel, A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain, 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.
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Location: Street: Auntie's Main/ Mezz Additional: 402 W Main Ave City: Spokane, Province: Washington Postal Code: 99201-0214 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Adrianne Harun, A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain, with Suzanne Berne
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7pm
“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 “Harun’s mastery clearly lies in establishing atmosphere and mood. Much as it does to the novel’s characters, the gothic ambiance wraps around the reader and won’t let go. Laced with local color, this debut will please fans of the macabre.” Library Journal 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. Adrianne will be introduced by Suzanne Berne. Suzanne Berne’s first novel, A Crime in the Neighborhood, won Great Britain’s Orange Prize and was a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times and the Edgar Allen Poe first fiction awards. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Allure, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Both A Crime in the Neighborhood and her second novel, A Perfect Arrangement were named New York Times Notable Books. She is also the author of The Ghost at the Table.
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Adrianne Harun, A Man Came Out of the Door In the Mountain—Fiction
Village Books, Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 4pm
In an isolated town of British Columbia, young girls, mostly native, begin to vanish from the sides of a notorious highway, the Highway of Tears. Leo Kreutzer and four friends are barely touched by these disappearances, until a series of mysterious and troublesome outsiders arrive on the mountain. Then it seems as if the devil himself has appeared among them. A Man Came Out of the Door In the Mountain is a seductive and chilling debut novel about what happens to Leo and his group of friends when evil, both human and otherwise, walks right through their town.
Leo and his friends are engulfed in their final days of summer as kids, trying to hold onto what innocence they have left in this poor, hardscrabble logging town in remote British Columbia. A series of dark strangers arrive on the mountain: Kevin Seven beguiles shy Ursie with his fantastical card tricks; bone-white Hana Swann befriends Jackie, and bewitches Brian with ideas of revenge against the tyrannical local drug dealer and neighborhood torturer. As you follow Leo, his friends and their families throughout the novel, you will become entranced, waiting to see just what evil the devil will sow.
Adrianne Harun weaves together folklore and elements of magical realism to create a compelling and unsettling portrait of life in a dead-end town. A Man Came Out of the Door In the Mountain is evocative of place and a group of people, much in the way that Charles Bock’s Beautiful Children provides a glimpse of the Las Vegas underworld: kids left to fend for themselves in a broken world—rendered with grit and poetry in equal measure.
Called “A rich, haunting, original novel that captures evil in many forms—mythic, magical, and chillingly real,” by Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins, A Man Came Out of the Door In the Mountain is hauntingly real and will not disappoint.
Location: Street: 1200 11th St City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225-7015 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain, with Adrianne Harun
Eagle Harbor Book Company, Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:30pm
We welcome Port Townsend author Adrianne Harun, who will speak about her novel A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain.
The seductive and chilling debut novel from the critically acclaimed author of The King of Limbo. In isolated British Columbia, girls, mostly native, are vanishing from the sides of a notorious highway. Leo Kreutzer and his four friends are barely touched by these disappearances-until a series of mysterious and troublesome outsiders come to town. Then it seems as if the devil himself has appeared among them. In this intoxicatingly lush debut novel, Adrianne Harun weaves together folklore, mythology, and elements of magical realism to create a compelling and unsettling portrait of life in a dead-end town. A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain is atmospheric and evocative of place and a group of people, much in the way that Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones conjures the South, or Charles Bock's Beautiful Children provides a glimpse of the Las Vegas underworld: kids left to fend for themselves in a broken world-rendered with grit and poetry in equal measure
Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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