The Open Curtain

Category: Book
By (author): Evenson, Brian
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Noir
  FICTION / Psychological
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Published: February 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 8.24in x 6.12in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*There is not a more intense, prolific, or apocalyptic writer of fiction in America than Brian Evenson."-George Saunders "A contemporary gothic tale about the apocalyptic connection between religion and violence."- Publishers Weekly When Rudd, a troubled teenager, embarks on a school research project, he runs across the secret Mormon ritual of blood sacrifice, and its role in a 1902 murder committed by the grandson of Brigham Young. Along with his newly discovered half-brother, Rudd becomes swept up in the psychological and atavistic effects of this violent, antique ritual. "
Review Quote*No matter what book of Evenson's we're talking about, a reader might indeed feel like something had been inflicted upon him, after spending time inside Evenson's books, which are so frequently violent and disorienting, destablizing norms of behavior just as they destabilize identity, place, and memory." - Believer Logger 'This is one of the bravest, most searching novels I know.' - The Week "
Biographical NoteBrian Evenson: Praised by Peter Straub for going 'furthest out on the sheerest, least sheltered narrative precipice,' Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction. He has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the World Fantasy Award and the winner of the International Horror Guild Award, the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel, and one of Time Out New York 's top books. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and three O. Henry Prizes, Evenson lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directs Brown University's Literary Arts Program.