The book of accidents : a novel

by Wendig, Chuck,

Format: Print Book 2021
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Summary
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A family returns to their hometown--and to the dark past that haunts them still--in this masterpiece of literary horror by the New York Times bestselling author of Wanderers

"The dread, the scope, the pacing, the turns--I haven't felt all this so intensely since The Shining ."--Stephen Graham Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Only Good Indians

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND LIBRARY JOURNAL

Long ago, Nathan lived in a house in the country with his abusive father--and has never told his family what happened there.

Long ago, Maddie was a little girl making dolls in her bedroom when she saw something she shouldn't have--and is trying to remember that lost trauma by making haunting sculptures.

Long ago, something sinister, something hungry, walked in the tunnels and the mountains and the coal mines of their hometown in rural Pennsylvania.

Now, Nate and Maddie Graves are married, and they have moved back to their hometown with their son, Oliver.

And now what happened long ago is happening again . . . and it is happening to Oliver. He meets a strange boy who becomes his best friend, a boy with secrets of his own and a taste for dark magic.

This dark magic puts them at the heart of a battle of good versus evil and a fight for the soul of the family--and perhaps for all of the world. But the Graves family has a secret weapon in this battle: their love for one another.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Wendig, whose last novel, Wanderers (2019), is on its way to becoming a classic of pre-apocalyptic fiction, now tells a tale that also threatens to become a classic, this time of literary horror. Nate, Maddie, and their young son have moved into the house in the country where Nate grew up. It's not exactly a joyous homecoming: Nate's late father was abusive (although Nate keeps most of that part of his life to himself). But he and Maddie hope the change in setting, from urban to rural, will be good for their son, Oliver, who has been having problems at school and in social situations. Soon, however, the darkness approaches: Nate has visions of his father, and Maddie has her own visions. And Oliver? Let's just say that his natural tendency toward empathy goes into overdrive. It seems encouraging, at first, that Oliver is able to make a new friend, but when Wendig starts revealing the truth about that friend, we think: Uh-oh, this isn't going to end well. Wendig has fashioned a horror story that feels at once old-fashioned and cutting-edge, masterfully taking a familiar scenario and shaking it up to devastating effect. More proof, if proof were still needed, that Wendig is a force to be reckoned with across genres."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Philadelphia police officer Nate Graves, the protagonist of this creepy supernatural thriller from bestseller Wendig (Wanderers), initially rejects his much-hated, abusive father's dying wish that he buy his childhood house for $1 and then live there with his artist wife, Maddie, and their 15-year-old son, Oliver. The house in Upper Bucks County, Pa., holds horrible memories for Nate, but Oliver, an empath who feels others' pain and fear, insists he needs a fresh start after being humiliated and bullied for his special ability. A vengeful ghost who may be Nate's late father stalks the house, and nearby is the park that a serial killer used as a dumping ground before he vanished just as he was being executed. A boy's penchant for black magic, a haunted train tunnel, and sculptures that come to life add to the eerie atmosphere. Wendig is strongest when concentrating on the Graveses' unshakable love for each other, but the complex plot frequently devolves into confusion and repetitive scenes. Horror fans will best appreciate this one. Agent: Stacia Decker, Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary. (July)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Magic -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Horror fiction.
Publisher New York :2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 529 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780399182136
0399182136
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