Wolf in White Van: A Novel

Wolf in White Van: A Novel Author John Darnielle
ISBN-10 1250074711
ISBN-13 9781250074713
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Picador
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A New York Times BestsellerNominated for the National Book Award Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction and Winner of the Alex Award One of the Most Compelling Books of the Year Blake Butler Vice Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to explore As the creator of Trace Italian a text based role playing game that s played through the mail Sean guides subscribers through his intricately imagined terrain turn by turn as they search out sanctuary in a ravaged savage future America But when Lance and Carrie two teenaged seekers of the Trace take their play outside the game disaster strikes and Sean is called on to account for it In the process he is pulled back through time toward the beginning and the climax the moment of his own self inflicted departure from the world in which most people live Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving Wolf in White Van is an indelible novel a hymn for those who inhabit lonely universes and a harbor for anyone who has sought refuge in a reality other than their own Patrick deWitt

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