In isolated British Columbia, girls, mostly native, are vanishing from the sides of a notorious highway. Leo Kreutzer and his four friends are barely touched by these disappearances--until a series of mysterious and troublesome outsiders come to town. Then it seems as if the devil himself has appeared among them.
In this intoxicatingly lush debut novel, Adrianne Harun weaves together folklore, mythology, and elements of magical realism to create a compelling and unsettling portrait of life in a dead-end town. "A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain" is atmospheric and evocative of place and a group of people, much in the way that Jesmyn Ward's "Salvage the Bones" conjures the South, or Charles Bock's "Beautiful Children" provides a glimpse of the Las Vegas underworld: kids left to fend for themselves in a broken world--rendered with grit and poetry in equal measure.
About the Author
Adrianne Harun teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshops, an MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University, and is the author of the acclaimed short story collection "The King of Limbo". She lives in Port Townsend, Washington.
Dan Miller is president of 48 Days LLC, specializing in creative thinking for increased personal and business success. He holds a master's degree in psychology and draws from his business experience to help others develop more focused, balanced, truly successful lives. Dan and his wife live in Franklin, Tennessee.