Helping those in need

Visit Site

MP3 Audio Sample

goodreads logo

Short Synopsis
The seductive and chilling debut novel from the critically acclaimed author of The King of Limbo.

Full Synopsis
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.

"Reader Don John Miller does an admirable job narrating the young compatriots, each with an individual voice and sensitivity. VERDICT A strong sense of place permeates the work. Highly recommended for listeners who enjoy the works of Sharyn McCrumb or Louis Erdrich." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"Harun spins a chilling tale shot through with both aching realism and age-old folktales, melding them together to capture a landscape lush with possibility and imagination and terrifying in its vast emptiness." ---Booklist Starred Review

"[A] promising debut." ---Publishers Weekly

"Laced with local color, this debut will please fans of the macabre." ---Library Journal

"Miller portrays the well-developed characters sympathetically and makes the imagery that describes the unseen world believable." ---AudioFile
Booklist Review

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain

Author Adrianne Harun

Narrated by Dan John Miller

Publication date Mar 12, 2014

Running time 7 hrs 19 min

Available Formats

Let us know!