John Darnielle, frontman of The Mountain Goats, is launching the paperback of his debut novel Wolf in White Van. The book, though described as “dark” and “gripping,” appears to have broad appeal, earning rave reviews in everything from Pitchfork to Rolling Stone to O: The Oprah Magazine. “A stunning meditation on the power of escape, and on the cat-and-mouse contest the self plays to deflect its own guilt,” said Ethan Gilsdorf of The New York Times Book Review. The novel tells the story of a man isolated by a disfiguring injury who creates a text-based role-playing game — disaster strikes when two players take their gameplay into the real world.
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