John Darnielle “Devil House” Book Discussion

John Darnielle, bestselling author and beloved singer-songwriter for a discussion of his latest, highly anticipated novel, “Devil House.”


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Mon, January 24, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
157 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Tue, January 25, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway
3rd Floor, Rare Book Room
New York, NY 10003
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Wednesday January 26, 2022 6:00 PM ET
Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St.,
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Sunday, February 6, 2022 – 1:00pm
Organized by: Watermark Books & Cafe
Event Location: TBD
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About the Author:

John Darnielle’s first novel, Wolf in White Van, was a New York Times bestseller, National Book Award nominee, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction, and widely hailed as one of the best novels of the year. He is the writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and sons.

About the Book:

From John Darnielle, the New York Times bestselling author and the singer-songwriter of the Mountain Goats, comes an epic, gripping novel about murder, truth, and the dangers of storytelling.

Gage Chandler is descended from kings. That’s what his mother always told him. Years later, he is a true crime writer, with one grisly success?and a movie adaptation?to his name, along with a series of subsequent less notable efforts. But now he is being offered the chance for the big break: to move into the house where a pair of briefly notorious murders occurred, apparently the work of disaffected teens during the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. Chandler finds himself in Milpitas, California, a small town whose name rings a bell––his closest childhood friend lived there, once upon a time. He begins his research with diligence and enthusiasm, but soon the story leads him into a puzzle he never expected?back into his own work and what it means, back to the very core of what he does and who he is.

Devil House is John Darnielle’s most ambitious work yet, a book that blurs the line between fact and fiction, that combines daring formal experimentation with a spellbinding tale of crime, writing, memory, and artistic obsession.

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