"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. This week I am waiting to get my hands on A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain by Adrianne Harum. This is expected to be published February 25, 2014 by Penguin Books. For some reason the description reminds me in part of the story of the Pied Piper which is eerie enough, but then it throws the devil into the mix and then some more evil. But what attracts me to the book is the described blend of "folklore, mythology, and elements of magical realism" that are promised in the Goodreads description.
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’sSalvage 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.
What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?