The Open Curtain

The Open Curtain

by Brian Evenson


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"There is not a more intense, prolific, or apocalyptic writer of fiction in America than Brian Evenson."—George Saunders

"A contemporary gothic tale about the apocalyptic connection between religion and violence."— Publishers Weekly

When Rudd, a troubled teenager, embarks on a school research project, he runs across the secret Mormon ritual of blood sacrifice, and its role in a 1902 murder committed by the grandson of Brigham Young. Along with his newly discovered half-brother, Rudd becomes swept up in the psychological and atavistic effects of this violent, antique ritual.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566894173
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 872,355
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Praised by Peter Straub for going "furthest out on the sheerest, least sheltered narrative precipice," Brian Evenson is the author of eight previous books of fiction, including the Edgar Award-nominated novel The Open Curtain and the International Horror Guild Award-winning collection, The Wavering Knife. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island where he directs Brown University's Literary Arts Program.

Table of Contents

Part I: Rudd, Parsed
Part II: Lyndi, Adrift
Part III: Hooper, Amuck

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