Wednesday, May 13, 6pm
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Left Bank Books presents Welcome to Night Vale's Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor discussing their latest novel The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel, on Facebook Live at 6pm on May 13. Our own Shane Mullen will moderate. Join us for this interactive conversation on our Facebook Page and order a copy of The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores. Signed copies will be available!
From the New York Times bestselling authors of Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! and the creators of the hit podcast, comes a new novel set in the world of Night Vale and beyond.
In the town of Night Vale, there’s a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone’s home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from...until now. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of The Faceless Old Woman goes back centuries to reveal an initially blissful and then tragic childhood on a Mediterranean Estate in the early nineteenth century, her rise in the criminal underworld of Europe, a nautical adventure with a mysterious organization of smugglers, her plot for revenge on the ones who betrayed her, and ultimately her death and its aftermath, as her spirit travels the world for decades until settling in modern-day Night Vale.
Interspersed throughout is a present-day story in Night Vale, as The Faceless Old Woman guides, haunts, and sabotages a man named Craig. In the end, her current day dealings with Craig and her swashbuckling history in nineteenth century Europe will come together in the most unexpected and horrifying way.
Part The Haunting of Hill House, part The Count of Monte Cristo, and 100% about a faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home.
This is book number 3 in the Welcome to Night Vale series.
“Eerie, enchanting . . . offers up a Shakespearian revenge drama that doubles as the origin story of one of Night Vale’s most mysterious resident….With this tightly plotted adventure, Fink and Cranor successfully expand their universe beyond Night Vale’s desert setting. The protagonist’s matter-of-fact descriptions of the strange and horrible, meanwhile, will draw in readers. Newcomers need not be familiar with the Night Vale podcast to enjoy this standout tale.”
— Publishers Weekly
Joseph Fink created the Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead podcasts. He lives with his wife in the Hudson River Valley and Los Angeles. He is the author of the novel Alice Isn’t Dead. Jeffrey Cranor co-writes the Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wires podcasts. He also co-creates theater and dance pieces with choreographer/wife Jillian Sweeney. They live in New York. Together, they are the authors of the New York Times best-selling novels Welcome to Night Vale, It Devours!, and four Welcome to Night Vale episode script books: Mostly Void, Partially Stars, The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe, The Buying of Lot 37, and Who’s a Good Boy? In 2016, Fink and Cranor announced their podcast network “Night Vale Presents” which has produced 14 original fiction and non-fiction podcasts.
All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Page, "Like" the page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins).