American Elsewhere by R BennettAmerican Elsewhere by R Bennett

American Elsewhere

byR Bennett

Paperback | May 25, 2016

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Some places are too good to be true.

Under a pink moon, there is a perfect little town not found on any map.

In that town, there are quiet streets lined with pretty houses, houses that conceal the strangest things.

After a couple years of hard traveling, ex-cop Mona Bright inherits her long-dead mother's home in Wink, New Mexico. And the closer Mona gets to her mother's past, the more she understands that the people of Wink are very, very different ...

From one of our most talented and original new literary voices comes the next great American supernatural novel: a work that explores the dark dimensions of the hometowns and the neighbors we thought we knew.
Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, the Sydney J. Bounds Award, and an Edgar Award, he is the author of the novels Mr. Shivers, The Company Man, The Troupe, and American Elsewhere. Find out more about the author at
Title:American ElsewhereFormat:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.75 inPublished:May 25, 2016Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316200204

ISBN - 13:9780316200202


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this one. This was a long one, but I have to say, it kept my attention throughout. I love when authors genre-mash, and this one was horror, it was SF, it was crime fiction, it was Lovecraftian, but most of all, it was just fun. This is only my second RJB novel, the first being Mr. Shivers, which I also loved. I'm not gonna spoil this for anyone, I'll just say that I loved pretty much everything about this book, and must now read more from this man.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Annoying read ! The premise of this story is interesting but the writing will turn you off. If you like reading the F.... ing word every second page, you might like this book. If it was only Mona who spoke that way you might understand but when the writer uses that word in his descriptions, it gets very annoying. Juvenile writing. It's enough to put Robert Jackson Bennett on my "Do Not Buy" list of writers.
Date published: 2017-06-06

Editorial Reviews

"So American Elsewhere is basically so good that I want to camp outside @robertjbennett's house until he tells me his secret."-Adam Christopher