“With his latest, Wendig presents us with a family returning home, facing the horrors that stayed behind while wrestling with those familiar fears that haunt us all.”
A long time ago, Nathan was tormented by his abusive father in their house in the country. He’s never told anyone what happened.
A long time ago, while making dolls in her bedroom, Maddie saw something she should not have seen, and tries to tap into that trauma by making haunting sculptures.
A long time ago, something evil and hungry walked through the coal mines and mountains in their Pennsylvania hometown.
Today, Nate and Maddie are married, and with their son Oliver, have moved back to their hometown. What happened so long ago is happening again. This time, it’s happening to Oliver. He has a new best friend now, a strange boy with a taste for magic and dark secrets of his own.
At the heart of a battle of good versus evil, Nate and Maddie fight for their souls, and the soul of their family. And they have a secret weapon: their love.
Why we’re excited about this book:
When it comes to modern masters of speculative fiction, Chuck Wendig is one name readers see again and again. The author of Wanderers, the Miriam Black series, Zeroes, Invasive, the Star Wars Aftermath series, The Blue Blazes, Under the Empyrean Sky, as well the Atlanta Burns series, Wendig has also written several popular writing reference guides such as The Kick-Ass Writer and Damn Fine Story among others. With his latest, Wendig presents us with a family returning home, facing the horrors that stayed behind while wrestling with those familiar fears that haunt us all. Dan Chaon (Ill Will) says: “Chuck Wendig’s The Book of Accidents transported me to the golden age of sprawling horror novels that I loved so much as a kid. Sweeping yet intimate, multilayered and big hearted, this is a novel to sink deeply into.”, and John Langan (The Fisherman, Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies) says: “In the tradition of Stephen King’s Dark Tower books, Wendig views the cosmic and terrifying through the lens of the domestic, anchoring his visions of the sublime in the grit of the familiar. The result is a novel to ramble around in, to get lost in.”
Releasing from Del Rey 20 July 2021, The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig is available for pre-order now.