The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel

Joseph Fink (Author) Jeffrey Cranor (Author)

Product Details

$21.99  $20.23
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
March 24, 2020
6.2 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Joseph Fink lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling adult novels It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale. Halloween Moon is his first novel for children.

Jeffrey Cranor cowrites--along with Joseph Fink--the hit podcast and touring live show Welcome to Night Vale. He also makes theater and dance. He has written more than 100 short plays with the New York Neo-Futurists, cowrote and coperformed in the two-man show What the Time Traveler Will Tell Us. Jeffrey lives in New York State.


"Eerie, enchanting . . . offers up a Shakespearian revenge drama that doubles as the origin story of one of Night Vale's most mysterious resident....With this tightly plotted adventure, Fink and Cranor successfully expand their universe beyond Night Vale's desert setting. The protagonist's matter-of-fact descriptions of the strange and horrible, meanwhile, will draw in readers. Newcomers need not be familiar with the Night Vale podcast to enjoy this standout tale."--Publishers Weekly
"A chilling ghost story. .... A decades long, globe-spanning saga of adventure, betrayal, love, and fate [about] one of Welcome to Night Vale's most enigmatic and terrifying characters. . . How these stories converge and how the narrator becomes immortal are merciless in their ingenuity and immensely satisfying. . .. A funny, terrifying, and unpredictable slice of Night Vale's macabre history."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A cinematic tale full of endless twists, The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home is a unique horror story with a rare swashbuckling and complex female protagonist I couldn't get enough of. The writing throws you into a colorful, intelligent world of ups and downs, scares and laughs, and nuanced heroes and villains that keeps you gripped with anticipation for an ending you know will horrify you. Just when you think you know what's happening, the Faceless Old Woman will flip you around and make you question morality with a delicious, fun, well-crafted frustration.--Gaby Dunn, New York Times bestselling author of I Hate Everyone but You
"The distinctly spare and precise weirdness of Fink and Cranor's writing (It Devours!, 2017) will please even readers completely unfamiliar with the sinister town."--Booklist
"Fink and Cranor are masters of the long narrative game. They have a clear vision in mind, and every element of the book builds toward it, with emotionally devastating, sometimes brutally funny, results. The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home is an excellent, absorbing book."--New York Journal of Books
"For fans of the podcast and the other Night Vale novels, The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home likely feels long overdue. Equal parts running joke and legitimate character, the Faceless Old Woman's history has been rarely alluded to, but here she--and her world--comes alive, tempting readers with sweet oranges, the smell of the sea and the bitter taste of betrayal."--BookPage