Musician Author Josh Malerman at New Way Bar

18498558Join us at the New Way Bar (23130 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220) on Tuesday, May 13 at 7pm to celebrate the release of musician Josh Malerman’s debut novel, Bird Box. Josh is a Detroit native and frontman for the band The High Strung, who will also be performing at this unique book signing/ reading/ concert. This event is free and open to the public. As it is limited capacity, we recommend arriving promptly to ensure entrance. Books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Book Beat. To reserve a copy or for more information, please call us at (248) 968-1190.

“[A] terrific debut… sophisticated …  The author uses understatement and allusion to create a lean, spellbinding thriller that Stephen King fans will relish.” – Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)

BIRD BOX is “a book that demands to be read in a single sitting, and through the cracks between one’s fingers. There has never been a horror story quite like this. Josh Malerman truly delivers.” –Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool


Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, BIRD BOX is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world.  This spine-tingling story opens with a woman and her two small children making their way down a river in a rowboat, blindfolded. What or who they are running from, where they are running to, and why they can’t open their eyes, frame and propel this breathtaking debut.

“[A] chilling debut… Malerman, leader of the appropriately named rock band The High Strung, keeps us tinglingly on edge with his cool, merciless storytelling [and] douses his tale in poetic gloom….An unsettling thriller, this earns comparisons to Hitchcock’s The Birds, as well as the finer efforts of Stephen King and cult sci-fi fantasist Jonathan Carroll.” – Kirkus (STARRED REVIEW)

Read an interview with Josh Malerman here

View the Bird Box trailer:

Josh Malerman is a member of the rock band The High Strung, who have been spotlighted on NPR’s This American Life (about their concert tour when they mainly played libraries), and profiled on (about their gig at Guantanamo Bay library). Their music has been featured on many movie and TV soundtracks, including the title and theme song for the Showtime series Shameless. BIRD BOX has been optioned by Universal Pictures with Andy Muschietti, known for the cult horror hit Mama, to direct.

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