The launch event will take place on Monday, April 9th from 7-9pm at Otus Supply in Ferndale (345 E 9 Mile Rd) in The Parliament Room, and will be a live performance reading of sections of the book starring Allison Laakko and featuring Jim Byrne of the band Ohio Wild and Mark Owen of The High Strung. Copies of Unbury Carol and Malerman's other titles will be available from local, Oak Park bookseller, Book Beat.
Unbury Carol is set in the town of Harrows, along the dangerous and hauntingly symbolic Trail, where magical and insidious outlaws can be found to haunt and wreak havoc on those they encounter. But the Trail isn't the scariest place to be--Carol's Howltown is much, much worse.
The story centers around Carol Evers and her life-long battle with a mysterious form of catatonia. As the plot thickens around her, and the air in Howltown thins as she falls deeper and deeper still, the good, the bad, and the ugly come in and out of the story to try to get her out of, or keep her in, Howltown.
And as Unbury Carol is released to readers, Malerman's 2014 debut novel Bird Box is taking the next step along its journey to the big screen later this year, as the film adaptation--starring Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, and Sarah Paulson--just wrapped filming in Los Angeles.
Unbury Carol is the first of two novels by Malerman to be published on Del Rey. His first book deal was with Ecco/Harper Collins for Bird Box (2014) and Black Mad Wheel (2017). He recently published Goblin (2017) through Earthling Publications, a boutique publishing house. All three prior books were nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards, curated by the Horror Writers Association.
For more information about Josh Malerman, visit his website at joshmalerman.com, where all of his past and current projects, including a new album on the way by The High Strung, can be found!