King Nyx

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Liveright Publishing Corporation
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6.3 X 9.22 X 1.1 inches | 1.31 pounds

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About the Author
Kirsten Bakis teaches at the Yale Writers' Workshop. Her previous novel, Lives of the Monster Dogs, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Bram Stoker Award for best first novel, and was shortlisted for the international Women's Prize for Fiction. She lives in New York's lower Hudson Valley.
A new novel from Kirsten Bakis is a reason to be wildly excited. King Nyx delivers all I could've hoped for from an author of such great gifts. A tale of gothic mystery and mounting dread with a narrator who is troubled, insightful, and quite funny at times. This is a novel of delicious disquiet. I sank into this book like it was a warm bed, or a warm grave. Some of its scenes even made their way into my dreams.--Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling
Enticing, shadowy, and wildly compelling, King Nyx transports the reader to a world where every ghost brings new revelations, and every secret, greater truth. A smoldering, feminist dream of a book.--Ami McKay, author of The Witches of New York
I don't generally believe in page-turners, but King Nyx actually is a page-turner, and I couldn't stop thinking about it long after I turned the last page. Opulent, haunting, riveting, and centered around a great gothic mystery--it's like a Wilkie Collins novel for modern feminists.--Amber Sparks, author of And I Do Not Forgive You
A magnificently unnerving dream of a book. I loved devoted, clear-eyed Anna, and watching her navigate a world in which reality slips toward symbol--full of images that might be pulled from the most gorgeous and haunting nightmare--genuinely terrified me. King Nyx is a marvelous novel.--Clare Beams, author of The Illness Lesson
Once I began reading King Nyx, I couldn't stop. In Bakis's hands, the real, previously unvoiced Anna Fort has a story she must tell, and the only way she can tell it is to travel to the eerie, atmospheric, murky realm of her memory. I was mystified and entranced to the very end, lost in Anna's mind and the strange, frightening landscape she finds herself in. This is a bold feminist novel that I will return to again and again.--Lindsay Hunter, author of Hot Springs Drive
Bakis' latest novel has the pacing and suspense of a smart literary thriller: it's almost impossible to put down once you've started it.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Bakis, author of Lives of the Monster Dogs, creates an atmosphere of gut-churning dread from the first chapter . . . Trouble happens quickly, and there are scenes so anxiety-producing that you might want to put the book down and check to see that your windows and doors are secure. King Nyx is a scary good book.-- "BookPage"