A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain

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Price
$16.00
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780670786107

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About the Author

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.

Reviews

Praise for Adrianne Harun and A MAN CAME OUT OF A DOOR IN THE MOUNTAIN
"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
"Through a complex narrative structure, Harun manages to invest all of her action--slow as it sometimes is--with an aura of myth and folk legend that raises it above the lurid and sensational."
-"Kirkus Reviews"
"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"
"Harun creates a masterfully bleak and spooky mood, and succinctly captures the desperation of the young people's lives...[a] promising debut."
-"Publishers Weekly"
"Mythical, magical, and chillingly real."
--Jess Walter, "New York Times" bestselling author of "We Live in Water"
"I have long been a fan of Adrianne Harun's work, and "A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain" has raised my admiration to new heights. Writing with astonishing vividness, Harun weaves her own myths and magic as she plots her amazing tale."-
- Margot Livesey, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Flight of Gemma Hardy"
"Adrianne Harun's dark, mysterious novel is by turns Gothic and grittily realistic, astute and poetic in its evocation of evil everywhere."
-- Andrea Barrett, National Book Award winner and author of "The Air We Breathe"

Praise for Adrianne Harun and "The King of Limbo"
"[An] assured debut collection...offers tales of outsiders, idolates, the estranged, and the just plain strange. These uprooted lives read like dreamscapes spun from fierce realities, in prose radiating i
"An ingenious tale of myth, magic and murder....told in rich prose....[An] auspicious debut." --"Seattle Times "
"Hypnotic...tantalizing...lush and evocative...Literary and genre lovers alike can find a striking new voice to celebrate in "A Man Came Out of A Door in the Mountain.""
--"Kansas City Star"
""A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain" is literary magic of the highest order."..."It reads with the level care of a finely crafted story...but also with the fresh familiarity of a folksong....A spectacular read."
--"The Vancouver Sun "
"Haunting [and] hypnotic."
--"Seattle "Magazine
"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
"Intertwining with real-world pain and loss, this debut novel gains an extra sense of risk and realism, pitting ordinary, human evil against supernatural wickedness."
--"The Globe and Mail"
"Much as it does to the novel's characters, the gothic ambiance wraps around the reader and won't let go."
--"Library Journal"
"Harun creates a masterfully bleak and spooky mood, and succinctly captures the desperation of the young people's lives...[a] promising debut."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"Through a complex narrative structure, Harun [invests] all of her action...with an aura of myth and folk legend."
--"Kirkus Reviews"
""A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain" is a rich, haunting, original novel that captures evil in many forms--mythic, magic and chillingly real. Adrianne Harun's writing can hold you breathless."
--Jess Walter, author of "Beautiful Ruins"
"I have long been a fan of Adrianne Harun's work, and "A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain" has raised my admiration to new heights. Writingd
"Readers will be swept away by this breathless, absorbing novel...."A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain "proves that Harun is heir apparent to Louise Erdrich and Harry Crews.... A mesmerizing incantation, harrowing and hypnotic."

--"The New York Times Book Review"
"An ingenious tale of myth, magic and murder....told in rich prose....[An] auspicious debut."--"Seattle Times "
"Hypnotic...tantalizing...lush and evocative...Literary and genre lovers alike can find a striking new voice to celebrate in "A Man Came Out of A Door in the Mountain.""--"Kansas City Star"
""A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain" is literary magic of the highest order."..."It reads with the level care of a finely crafted story...but also with the fresh familiarity of a folksong....A spectacular read."
--"The Vancouver Sun "
"Haunting [and] hypnotic."--"Seattle "Magazine
"A dense and mythic coming-of-age allegory, equal parts fanciful and horrifying...Each of Harun's people is fleshed out with maximum sureness and poetry."--"Missoula Independent
""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
"Intertwining with real-world pain and loss, this debut novel gains an extra sense of risk and realism, pitting ordinary, human evil against supernatural wickedness."
--"The Globe and Mail"
"Much as it does to the novel's characters, the gothic ambiance wraps around the reader and won't let go."
--"Library Journal"
"Harun creates a masterfully bleak and spooky mood, and succinctly captures the desperation of the young people's lives...[a] promising debut."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"Through a complex narrative structure, Harun [invests] all of her action...with an aura of myth and folk legend."
--"Kirkus Reviews"
""A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain" is a rich, haunting, original novel that captures evil in many forms--mythic, magic and chillingly real. Adrianne Harun's writing can hold you breathless."
--Jess Walter, author of "Beautiful Ruins"
"I have long been a fan of Adrianne Harun's work, and "A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain" has raised my admiration to new heights. Writing with astonishing vividness, Harun weaves her own myths and magic as she plots her amazing tale."
--Margot Livesey, author of "The Flight of Gemma Hardy"
"Adrianne Harun's dark, mysterious novel is by turns Gothic and grittily realistic, astute and poetic in its evocation of evil everywhere."
--Andrea Barrett, author of "Ship Fever"
Readers will be swept away by this breathless, absorbing novel .A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain proves that Harun is heir apparent to Louise Erdrich and Harry Crews.... A mesmerizing incantation, harrowing and hypnotic.

--The New York Times Book Review
An ingenious tale of myth, magic and murder .told in rich prose .[An] auspicious debut.

--Seattle Times
Hypnotic...tantalizing...lush and evocative...Literary and genre lovers alike can find a striking new voice to celebrate in A Man Came Out of A Door in the Mountain. --Kansas City Star
A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain is literary magic of the highest order .It reads with the level care of a finely crafted story but also with the fresh familiarity of a folksong .A spectacular read.
--The Vancouver Sun
Haunting [and] hypnotic. --SeattleMagazine
A dense and mythic coming-of-age allegory, equal parts fanciful and horrifying Each of Harun s people is fleshed out with maximum sureness and poetry. --Missoula Independent
Inmesmerizingprose, 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
Intertwining with real-world pain and loss, this debut novel gains an extra sense of risk and realism, pitting ordinary, human evil against supernatural wickedness.
--The Globe and Mail
Much as it does to the novel s characters, the gothic ambiance wraps around the reader and won t let go.
--Library Journal
Harun creates a masterfully bleak and spooky mood, and succinctly captures the desperation of the young people s lives [a] promising debut.
--Publishers Weekly
Through a complex narrative structure, Harun [invests] all of her action with an aura of myth and folk legend.
--Kirkus Reviews
"A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountainis a rich, haunting, original novel that captures evil in many forms--mythic, magic and chillingly real. Adrianne Harun's writing can hold you breathless."
--Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins
I have long been a fan of Adrianne Harun's work, andA Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountainhas raised my admiration to new heights. Writing with astonishing vividness, Harun weaves her own myths and magic as she plots her amazing tale.
--Margot Livesey, author ofThe Flight of Gemma Hardy
Adrianne Harun's dark, mysterious novel is by turns Gothic and grittily realistic, astute and poetic in its evocation of evil everywhere.
--Andrea Barrett, author of Ship Fever"