The Houseboat


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$26.00  $24.18
Counterpoint LLC
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5.5 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Dane Bahr was born in Minnesota. He lives in Washington state with his wife and sons.


Dane Bahr has written a classic mystery that propels his readers through the avenues, back roads, and waterways of a small town on a dire mission to sort through gossip and find the truth. Yet along the way, he also creeps us out, pushes our buttons, challenges our moral limits, and subverts our expectations in all the best ways, right up to the very last page. A subtle and smartly paced psychological page-turner with characters you love for their flaws. --Sarah Gerard, author of Binary Star

With scenes as propulsive as any found in True Detective and dialogue that could hold its own against the novels of Cormac McCarthy or Donald Ray Pollock, Dane Bahr's debut, The Houseboat, is truly a thing of beauty! Enticing the reader from the go, with a clear, clever, and ultimately haunting writing style, Bahr delivers on every page." --Urban Waite, author of Sometimes the Wolf

"Dane Bahr has an unteachable knack to make the natural world a character. And once the book's ecosystems spring to vibrant life, there is a hell of a page-turner floating on top. --Joshua Mohr, author of Model Citizen

The Houseboat is an unruly, scarred and dusk-haunted book. In Bahr's stunning, transcendent descent into the old guilt of our collective humanity, something utterly unique awakens. --Shann Ray, author of Atomic Theory 7

"The Houseboat is as taut and chilling as it is vivid and self-assured. Bahr delivers a gritty, page-turning debut not to be missed. --Jonathan Evison, author of Legends of the North Cascades

"The Houseboat is a little bit Eudora Welty, a splash of Edgar Allen Poe, and a whole lot of originality. Dane Bahr levels a landscapist's eye on 1960 Iowa and a gothic one on the human currents circulating in its cornfields, woods, and waterways. It's a wonderful juxtaposition of the bucolic and the horrifying." --Glen Chamberlin, author of Conjugations of the Verb to Be