“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.”
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.