JOHN DARNIELLE at Town Hall
Co-presented with TOWN HALL ARTS & CULTURE. Making this welcome Seattle return after his enormously successful fiction debut in 2014 for Wolf in White Van is renowned singer-songwriter, guitarist (the Mountain Goats) John Darnielle. Wolf in White Van was a National Book Award longlist nominee and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is here tonight with another brilliant novel, Universal Harvester (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). “Beginning on the cusp of the 2000s and spanning more than 25 years, the second novel from Darnielle is a slow-burn mystery/thriller whose characters are drawn together by an eerie discovery … Powerfully evoking the boredom and salt-of-the-earth determination of Jeremy, his friends, and a haunted survivor determined to redress a great loss, Darnielle adeptly juggles multiple stories that collide with chaotic consequences somewhere in the middle of nowhere. With a nod to urban legends and friend-of-a-friend tales, the author prepares readers for the surreal truth, the improbable events that “have form, and shape, and weight, and meaning.” - Publishers Weekly. $5 tickets are available at the door or in advance via www.townhallseattle.org (1.888.377.4510). Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca).