March 1, 2000
March 1, 2000
Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth -- musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies -- the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children.
Now, for the first time, this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices.
The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story -- of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.
A man buys a house for his girlfriend and her two children. When a new door appears in a wall, they find a space that appears to be infinite, even though the outside form of the house remains the same. In five expeditions, the characters explore this vast space, and each try is documented in a different kind of narrative, each in its own typeface. Constructed of these self-referential texts, this metafiction examines the effects of a possibly haunted house on a group of people, each one more peripherally involved with it than the last. A New York Times Notable Book for 2000 and nominated for the 2000 Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Types of Characters, Arts + Entertainment, Horror, Conflicts + Dualities, Erotica, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Literary, Settings
- Language: English
- Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
- Online Item #: 11828704
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-7458
- ISBN: 9780375703768
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported