The Familiar, Volume 1a Wherein the cat is found . . . The Familiar, Volume 2a Wherein the cat is hungry . . . aa From the universally acclaimed, genre-busting author ofaHouse of Leavesacomes the second volume ofaThe Familiar, aa"novel (which) goes beyond the experimental into the visionary,acreating a language and style that expands the horizon of meaning . . . hint(ing) at an evolved form of literature."* a InaThe Familiar, Volume 2- Into the Forest, the lives of the disparate and dynamic nine characters introduced in "One Rainy Day in May" begin to intersect in inexplicable ways, finding harmonies and echoes in each other. What once aseemed remote and disconnected draws closer-slowly, steadily-towardasomething inevitable. . . . At the center of it all is Xanther, a twelve-year-old girl, for whom the world around her seems to be opening, exposing doors and windows, visions and sounds, questions and ideas previously unknown. With each passing day, she begins to glimpse something she does not understand but unequivocally craves-the only thing that will bring her relief and keep her new friend alive. a (With full-color illustrations throughout.) a *Library Journal, starred review
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI lives in Los Angeles.