The Devil Takes You Home

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Mulholland Books
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6.2 X 9.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author
Gabino Iglesias is a writer, journalist, professor, and literary critic living in Austin, TX. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning novels Zero Saints and Coyote Songs. Iglesias' nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Electric Literature, and LitReactor, and his reviews appear regularly in places like NPR, Publishers Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, Criminal Element, Mystery Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He's been a juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards twice and the Millions Tournament of Books, and is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the Mystery Writers of America, and the National Book Critics Circle.

"The Devil Takes You Home is a wild ride through grief, faith, loss and monstrosity. Gabino Iglesias's sharp prose and visceral, haunting vision have birthed a riveting novel no reader will soon forget. Fresh and genuinely scary."

--Tananarive Due, American Book Award-winner author of Ghost Summer and My Soul to Keep, producer of Shudder's Horror Noire, and UCLA professor of Horror and Afrofuturism

"With a noir voice reminiscent of Jim Thompson, this book charges into rage and despair, sparing no one, least of all the reader. Strap yourself in."

--Chris Offutt, author of The Killing Hills and Country Dark
"an intoxicating story of a man in desperate financial straits who turns himself into a hitman and accepts a highly dangerous contract on a cartel transport operation. The job takes him and two others across Texas and further into an abyss of violence, existential dread, and paranormal happenings"--Crimereads
"Gabino Iglesias is a writer like no other, with a powerful, distinctive, savage voice that transcends genre. In The Devil Takes You Home, he blends elements of noir, thriller, and horror into a brutal and brilliant novel. Brace yourself for the ride--this is his best work yet."--Jennifer Hillier, Thriller Award-winning author of Little Secrets and Jar of Hearts
"The Devil Takes You Home begins with pain. Like life, it starts with tears. It ends with transcendence. In between we are treated to some of the finest, most terrifying and heartbreaking writing you will read this year. Gabino Iglesias is like one of the old baroque masters, painting hyper-realistic images directly into your brain. Images that will make you cry, make you gasp, and make you see the world in a new light. The Devil Takes You Home is not to be missed."
--S.A. Cosby, New York Times-bestselling author of RAZORBLADE TEARS and BLACKTOP WASTELAND
"Pure noir, overflowing with the rage and sorrow of our times, The Devil Takes You Home is brutal, hallucinatory, and somehow, beautiful. This novel confirms what some of us already knew: Gabino Iglesias is a fierce, vital voice."
--Paul Tremblay, bestselling author of SURVIVOR SONG
"The Devil Takes You Home is carried by a voice and rhythm, shaving sharp and wholly indelible. Iglesias never fails to keep a masterful foot on the pedal, feathering off the gas at times only to inevitably press it to the floor and pin us to our seats."--David Joy, author of WHEN THESE MOUNTAINS BURN
"A ragged-edged bloody bullet-hole of a book -- Iglesias has written a dark-hearted tale about the burden of loss, the struggle of poverty, and the long and literal shadow of death."--Chuck Wendig, bestselling author of WANDERERS
"An excellent crime novel driven by righteous grief, fierce narration, and raw violence. Iglesias takes us on a vivid exploration of pain and rage, along the Southwest border where the horrors of reality and the supernatural intertwine."--John Woods, author of LADY CHEVY
"The line between noir and horror not only gets blurred in Iglesias's The Devil Takes You Home; it gets obliterated. His barrio noir is a new kind of fiction, profoundly moving, despairing and scary all at once."
--Brian Evenson, author of LAST DAYS
"A grim rumination on the vacuum of loss, and who we become when we try to fill those gaps. Here there be bloodshed, oh yes, sudden lyrical frenzies peppers over the main course of calamity. Every time you think the book got quiet, it screams again. And note: you'll never look at bolt cutters or crocodiles the same way again."--Josh Malerman, New York Times-bestselling author of Bird Box and Daphne
"Though a young writer, Gabino Iglesias writes with the authority of a writer who's been down this road many times before. The Devil Takes You Home moves at a lively pace and concerns a man who isn't any better than he ought to be but not a whole lot worse either. In classic noir fashion he becomes involved in messes he ought to have left alone, let others sort it out, but he just can't seem to do that. Iglesias' prose is smooth where smooth is called for and rough or a bit mean when smooth won't work."--Daniel Woodrell, award-winning author of Winter's Bone
"Full of violent truths, The Devil Takes You Home is one of the best books I have read in a long time. An incredible, unforgettable read."--Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger and The Fervor
"The Devil Takes You Home is an unforgettable neo-noir nightmare written with a poet's heart."--Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of the Eddie Flynn series

"Strap yourself in for this astonishing novel and its hallucinogenic mixture of crime and horror. Unforgettable characters, a pulse-pounding story, and a few scenes that will haunt you until the end of your days. Not since Denis Johnson's Angels have we seen desperate characters like this, not to mention incandescent prose that is relentlessly brave, urgent, and honest. A page-turner with attitude...don't miss it."

--David Heska Wanbli Weiden, Anthony and Thriller Award-winning author of Winter Counts
"This is no ordinary thriller...Scenes of magic, love, family, and faith are contradicted by brutality, violence, racism, and terror. This is a master class in discomfort, a Barrio Noir, and a raw crime story that unapologetically incorporates the ghosts, language, and traditions of the people it honors. It is also a compelling, revenge fantasy with a deadly twist, one that readers will be unable to forget. The violence is brutal and graphic, but the story is also lyrical and staggeringly beautiful. It is an entertaining and thought-provoking book about human truths and the monsters at their core. Suggest to fans of S. A. Cosby and Stephen Graham Jones, who also write stories told by marginalized, sympathetic, and complicated characters in which every detail matters."--Library Journal, STARRED review
"[THE DEVIL TAKES YOU HOME] cycles between pulse-pounding thriller, diabolical horror, and violent narcoliterature.... Readers captivated by the characters' motivations and the occult pyrotechnics will quickly devour it whole."--Kirkus Reviews
"Iglesias effectively portrays Mario's fragile mental state and builds a subtle but complex mythology out of chilling details. Readers should be prepared for some intense violence, as well as passages of untranslated Spanish ("Melisa y yo morimos en vida, and that's the worst kind of death"). Fans of creepy but emotionally deep action novels will be satisfied."--Publishers Weekly
"There is nobody who writes quite like Gabino Iglesias. His prose combines lush, gorgeous, poetry with brutal metaphors in ways no other author has quite mastered."--HorrorDNA
"There are real scares and supernatural ones, all enveloped in a propulsive, unforgettable journey."--Austin American-Statesman
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"Some nightmares you wake from just leave you in an even worse nightmare. And then Gabino Iglesias holds his hand out from that darkness, takes you home."--Stephen Graham Jones, author of THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS
"Iglesias's take on the one last job genre is a mediation on grief and rage."--Keziah Weir, Vanity Fair
"If there is one title in this gathering that symbolizes everything that is right with the major publishers' eagerness to embrace horror in 2022, it is The Devil Takes You Home . . . a barrio noir horror tour de force."--Library Journal's Summer Horror Preview
"A man pushed to the brink takes a decidedly dark Walter White turn in this crime/horror hybrid with a distinctly Mexican flair. By combining a crime story with a Heart of Darkness road trip, Iglesias examines what happens to a man when his lines of morality become increasingly blurred."
--The Source Weekly
"A compelling genre-bender fueled by unbridled and sometimes righteous wrath... part horror, part crime thriller, pure terror. Iglesias uses a fresh perspective to cast an unflinching eye on social issues, racism, and feelings of Otherness. More ingenious is how the author uses his deeply flawed protagonist to immerse the reader and confront them with social commentary. It's a bleak thrill ride with no easy answers and no easy outs for any of its characters until its bittersweet end. You don't want to miss this one, especially with an adaptation currently in the works."--Bloody Disgusting