Thursday, January 11th, 2024 @ 6:00:pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore is proud to host a virtual conversation between famed author John Darnielle and New Yorker staff writer Casey Cep.
From John Darnielle, the New York Times best-selling author and the singer-songwriter of the Mountain Goats, comes an epic, gripping novel about murder, truth and the dangers of storytelling.
In Devil House, Gage Chandler is descended from kings. That’s what his mother always told him. Years later, he is a true crime writer, with one grisly success—and a movie adaptation—to his name, along with a series of subsequent less notable efforts. But now he is being offered the chance for the big break: to move into the house where a pair of briefly notorious murders occurred.
He begins his research with diligence and enthusiasm, but soon the story leads him into a puzzle he never expected—back into his own work and what it means, back to the very core of what he does and who he is.
Devil House is John Darnielle’s most ambitious work yet, a book that blurs the line between fact and fiction that combines daring formal experimentation with a spellbinding tale of crime, writing, memory and artistic obsession.
The talk takes place on January 28th and requires registration.
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