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.
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"This novel, set in small-town British Columbia, defies categorization; itÕs a mystery, with a bit of magical realism and folklore. Narrator Dan John Miller portrays the storyÕs protagonist, Leo Kreutzer, with compassion, using a soft Canadian accent. LeoÕs friend, Kevin Seven, who is new in town, mesmerizes everyone, especially Hanna Swann, another newcomer to town. But soon, evil is set in motion. Miller portrays the well-developed characters sympathetically and makes the imagery that describes the unseen world believable. A slight weakness is that MillerÕs female voices sound strained. Aside from that, his performance suits the novel, and listeners will find Leo and his friends engaging. S.C.A. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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