The It Devours! Book Tour: Welcome to Night Vale in Conversation

Date
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Department

Schuler Books & Music
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

After years of selling out theater, the creators of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, have chosen to undertake a bookstore tour for the release of their newest book It Devours, and we are thrilled to be a tour host!

Ticketing Details:

This will be a ticketed event, with tickets available via BrownPaperTickets.com here http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3089451.  Each ticket includes entry to the event plus a copy of It Devours! Presentation of ticket will be required to claim your book at the event.

Event Details:

Seating at the event will be first-come first-served. We anticipate this event will be standing-room, so if you require a seat for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.

The authors will personalize (name only) for crowds of fewer than 500 people. They will sign any Night Vale books, but no memorabilia. Lean in (not posed) pictures will be allowed. We please ask that you do not touch the authors to help them stay healthy throughout their book tour.

Praise for Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel

“This is a splendid, weird, moving novel. . . . It manages beautifully that trick of embracing the surreal in order to underscore and emphasize the real—not as allegory, but as affirmation of emotional truths that don’t conform to the neat and tidy boxes in which we’re encouraged to house them.” —NPR.org

“Like ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ with LSD in its drinking water, this addictive, deeply weird podcast is for anyone who likes his or her quasi-radio listening with a surrealist tilt.” —Los Angeles Times

“The book is charming and absurd—think ‘This American Life’ meets ‘Alice in

Wonderland.’” —Washington Post

“Night Vale’s charm comes from the matter-of-factness  with which it occupies the intersection between small-town slice-of-life and deep weirdness.” —Wired

“Fans will find it refreshing to see Night Vale from different perspectives . . . but knowledge of the podcast isn’t required to follow the story. This unusual experiment in format-shifting works surprisingly well.”  —Publishers Weekly

About It Devours!

A new page-turning mystery about science, faith, love and belonging, set in a friendly desert community where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are commonplace parts of everyday life. Welcome to Night Vale…

“Brilliant, hilarious, and wondrously strange. I’m packing up and moving to Night Vale! –Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

From the authors of the NYT bestselling Welcome to Night Vale, comes a mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God.

Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town’s top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation’s darkest and most terrible secret.

About the Authors

JOSEPH FINK created the Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead podcasts. He lives with his wife in New York.

JEFFREY CRANOR co-writes the Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wire podcasts. He also co-creates theater and dance pieces with choreographer/wife Jillian Sweeney. They live in New York.