House of Windows (Paperback)

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House of Windows (Paperback)

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If H.P. Lovecraft and Saul Bellow had ever collaborated on a ghost story, the result might be very much like John Langan's debut novel House of Windows. Not so much in style, but in the way the two writers would temper each other and blend their signature motifs into something simultaneously more sinister and more sophisticated. Patiently, persistently, and with great skill, Langan has constructed a modern ghost story about nightmares and families and fouled hopes and expectations imposed and denied, with a caution at its heart, that no matter how many windows into the soul one has, if the curtains are drawn or we refuse to honestly look, we cannot truly know each other. Or ourselves.

— From Mark

Set to be re-released in July 2017.

If H.P. Lovecraft and Saul Bellow had ever collaborated on a ghost story, the result might be very much like John Langan's debut novel House of Windows. Not so much in style, but in the way the two writers would temper each other and blend their signature motifs into something simultaneously more sinister and more sophisticated. Patiently, persistently, and with great skill, Langan has constructed a modern ghost story about nightmares and families and fouled hopes and expectations imposed and denied, with a caution at its heart, that no matter how many windows into the soul one has, if the curtains are drawn or we refuse to honestly look, we cannot truly know each other. Or ourselves.

— From Mark's Reading List

Now reissued in trade paperback with a new introduction by Adam Nevill and a reading group guide, House of Windows is a masterpiece haunted house story by rising star in Horror John Langan.

Product Details ISBN: 9781682308127
ISBN-10: 168230812X
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication Date: July 11th, 2017
Pages: 358
Language: English