The Night Country: A Novel

The Night Country: A Novel

Stewart O'Nan


A ghost tale that starts in daily tragedy, from a noticeably American grasp of either kinds: a "scary, unhappy, humorous . . . captivating learn" (Stephen King)

At middle of the night on Halloween in a cloistered New England suburb, a automobile wearing 5 kids leaves a winding street and slams right into a tree, killing 3 of them. One escapes unhurt, one other suffers critical mind harm. A yr later, summoned by way of the thoughts of these closest to them, the 3 that died come again on a final chilling challenge one of the living.

A unusual and unsettling ghost tale, The evening Country creeps in the course of the leaf-strewn streets and quiet cul-de-sacs of 1 bed room group, attaining into the desperately attached but remoted lives of 3 humans replaced endlessly through the twist of fate: Tim, who survived but misplaced every thing; Brooks, the cop whose accountable mystery has destroyed his lifestyles; and Kyle's mother, attempting to love the recent son the medical professionals back to her. because the day wanes and darkness falls, considered one of them places a bad plan into influence, they usually locate themselves stuck in a collision of want and hope, watched over via the figuring out ghosts.

Macabre and relocating, The evening Country elevates each small town's undesirable highschool crash into fantasy, discovering the deeper human fact underneath a shared and intensely American tragedy. As in his highly-prized Snow Angels and A Prayer for the Dying, once more Stewart O'Nan supplies us an intimate examine humans attempting to carry directly to wish, and the results once they fail.

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