A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain
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A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

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.

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.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Adrianne
Harun

Adrianne Harun is the author of two short story collections, The King of Limbo, a Washington State Book Award finalist, and Catch, Release, winner of the Eric Hoffer Award. Stories from her collections have been listed as Notable in both Best American Short Stories and Best American Mystery Stories. Her first novel A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award, a finalist for both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award and the Washington State Book Award and winner of a Pinckley Prize for Debut Crime Fiction.

 A longtime resident of Port Townsend, Washington, Adrianne ran a garage, Motorsport, with her late husband, the legendary Alistair Scovil, and also worked as an editor for many years. She has taught as a core faculty member of the Rainier Writing Workshops, an MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University, as well as a faculty member at the Sewanee School of Letters at the University of the South.

Adrianne Harun is the author of two short story collections, The King of Limbo, a Washington State Book Award finalist, and Catch, Release, winner of the Eric Hoffer Award. Stories from her collections have been listed as Notable in both Best American Short Stories and Best American Mystery Stories. Her first novel A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award, a finalist for both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award and the Washington State Book Award and winner of a Pinckley Prize for Debut Crime Fiction.

 A longtime resident of Port Townsend, Washington, Adrianne ran a garage, Motorsport, with her late husband, the legendary Alistair Scovil, and also worked as an editor for many years. She has taught as a core faculty member of the Rainier Writing Workshops, an MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University, as well as a faculty member at the Sewanee School of Letters at the University of the South.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

This literary novel weaves myth and magical realism to tell several stories. It is the story of a community in a small Northern BC town, and the many stories of missing and murdered (often First Nations) women. The details are rich, the characters are complex, and the flow is captivating. This is an important and engaging first novel.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
25/02/2014
Publisher
Penguin

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