Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Winter 2017 by Macmillan

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universal harvester a novel john darnielle life in a small town takes a dark turn when mysterious footage begins appearing on vhs cassettes at the local video hut jeremy works at the counter of video hut in nevada iowa it’s a small town—the first “a” in the name is pronounced ay—smack in the center of the state this is the late 1990s pre-dvd and the hollywood video in ames poses an existential threat to video hut but there are regular customers a predictable rush in the late afternoon it’s good enough for jeremy it’s a job it’s quiet and regular he gets to watch movies he likes the owner sarah jane it gets him out of the house where he and his dad try to avoid missing mom who died six years ago in a car wreck fiction farrar straus and giroux 2/7/2017 9780374282103 $25.00 hardcover 224 pages carton qty 24 8.3 in h 5.5 in w brit trans 1st ser audio fsg dram the gernert company marketing author appearances national publicity national advertising web marketing campaign library marketing campaign advance reader s edition but when stephanie parsons a local schoolteacher comes in to return her copy of targets starring boris karloff—an old movie one jeremy himself had ordered for the store—she has an odd complaint “there’s something on it,” she says but doesn’t elaborate two days later lindsey redinius brings back she’s all that a new release and complains that there’s something wrong with it “there’s another movie on this tape.” so jeremy takes a look and indeed in the middle of the movie the screen blink dark for a moment and she’s all that is replaced by a blackand-white scene shot in a barn with only the faint sounds of someone breathing four minutes later she’s all that is back but there is something profoundly disturbing about that scene jeremy’s compelled to watch it three or four times the scenes recorded onto targets are similar john darnielle is a writer composer guitarist and vocalist for the band the mountain goats he is widely considered one of the best lyricists of his generation he lives in durham north carolina with his wife and son praise praise for wolf in white van “a stunning meditation on the power of escape and on the cat-and-mouse contest the self plays to deflect its own guilt.” —the new york times book review editors’ choice “[wolf in white van will back you onto your heels with its capacity for inventiveness in structure story and line writing.” —gq 2 hardcover farrar straus and giroux february 2017