Are you a genre-fiction fanatic? These are exciting times! Alongside authors like Colson Whitehead, Lauren Beukes, and the creators of the Welcome to Night Vale series, Adam Sternbergh, author of the upcoming The Blinds, is turning genre-fiction on its head.
While his Edgar-nominated Shovel Ready blended dystopian elements with a noir-ish sensibility, The Blinds combines hints of classic Westerns, Cormac McCarthy, Jim Thompson, and the Coen brothers, and injects a hearty dose of speculative fiction. All I can say is: Whew! No words are wasted in this taught, fast-paced adventure set in a mysterious experimental town in rural Texas—known as The Blinds—where the inhabitants have no recollection of their checkered criminal pasts. That is, until a suicide and ensuing murder forces the local sheriff to allow shadowy outsiders to investigate. Not all is as it appears.
You'll be glued to the page until you get to the bottom of the dark inner workings of this one-of-a-kind town. Both deviously funny and riveting to its core, The Blinds is sure to delight your patrons when it hits library shelves August 1st. To download the egalley from Edelweiss, please click here.