Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel by Joseph FinkWelcome to Night Vale: A Novel by Joseph Fink

Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel

byJoseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor

Paperback | January 10, 2017

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From the creators of the #1 international hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves . . . no matter where we live.

Welcome to Night Vale . . . a friendly desert community somewhere in the American Southwest. In this ordinary little town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are commonplace parts of everyday life, the lives of two women, with two mysteries, are about to converge.

Pawnshop proprietor Jackie Fierro abides by routine. But a crack appears in the standard order of her perpetually nineteen-year-old life when a mysterious man in a tan jacket gives her a slip of paper marked by two pencil-smudged words: KING CITY. Everything about the man unsettles her, especially the paper that she cannot remove from her hand. Yet when Jackie puts her life on hold to search for the man, no one who meets him can seem to remember anything about him.

Diane Crayton’s fifteen-year-old son, Josh, is moody and a shape-shifter. Lately, Diane has started to see the boy’s father everywhere she goes, looking the same as he did the day he left when they were teenagers. Josh is growing ever more curious about his estranged father—leading to a disaster Diane can see coming but is helpless to prevent.

Diane’s search to reconnect with her son and Jackie’s search to reclaim her routine life draw them increasingly closer to each other, and to this place that may hold the key to their mysteries and their futures . . . if they can ever find it.


Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink write the hit podcast and touring live show Welcome to Night Vale. He has also written more than 100 short plays with the New York Neo-Futurists, co-wrote and co-performed a two-man show entitled What the Time Traveler Will Tell Us with Joseph Fink, and collaborated with choreographer Jillian Sweeney to c...
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Title:Welcome to Night Vale: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.04 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062351435

ISBN - 13:9780062351432

Customer Reviews of Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! A amazing exploration into the world of night vale. i could not put it down.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good book lots of new characters to love.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great podcast adaptation! I received an advance copy of this book and was eager to see how my favourite surrealist town translates to a novel. Set in the desert town made famous in the podcast of the same name, Welcome to Night Vale is a hilariously dark novel about family, strangers, shapeshifting teenagers, and the deceptiveness of memory. Fans of the podcast will enjoy learning more about their favourite townspeople and how they live in the bizarre cityscape that is Night Vale. I especially enjoyed visiting Carlos’ science lab, and the heist scenario of breaking into the librarian-infested library. You don't have to be familiar with the podcast to enjoy this witty and surreal book!
Date published: 2015-08-01

Editorial Reviews

Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel is easily enjoyed on its own terms - even for those who are new to the town of Night Vale - largely because the storytelling shines so brightly on the level of its individual parts.”