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Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor of Welcome to Night Vale / The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home

April 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm PDT


The Bindery hosts a special afternoon event with Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor of Welcome to Night Vale for their new novel, The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home. Join us!

Please noteThis event is ticketed, with each ticket including a book, and will take place at The Bindery, 1727 Haight St. Tickets are available in advance here. Unless otherwise noted here, general admission tickets will be available at the door.

In the town of Night Vale, there’s a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone’s home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from…until now. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of The Faceless Old Woman goes back centuries to reveal an initially blissful and then tragic childhood on a Mediterranean Estate in the early nineteenth century, her rise in the criminal underworld of Europe, a nautical adventure with a mysterious organization of smugglers, her plot for revenge on the ones who betrayed her, and ultimately her death and its aftermath, as her spirit travels the world for decades until settling in modern-day Night Vale.

Interspersed throughout is a present-day story in Night Vale, as The Faceless Old Woman guides, haunts, and sabotages a man named Craig. In the end, her current day dealings with Craig and her swashbuckling history in nineteenth century Europe will come together in the most unexpected and horrifying way.

Part The Haunting of Hill House, part The Count of Monte Cristo, and 100% about a faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home.

Joseph Fink and Jeffrey CranorJoseph Fink created the Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead podcasts. He lives with his wife in the Hudson River Valley and Los Angeles. He is the author of the novel Alice Isn’t Dead.  Jeffrey Cranor co-writes the Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wires podcasts. He also co-creates theater and dance pieces with choreographer/wife Jillian Sweeney. They live in New York. Together, they are the authors of the New York Times best-selling novels Welcome to Night ValeIt Devours!, and four Welcome to Night Vale episode script books: Mostly Void, Partially StarsThe Great Glowing Coils of the UniverseThe Buying of Lot 37, and Who’s a Good Boy? In 2016, Fink and Cranor announced their podcast network “Night Vale Presents” which has produced 14 original fiction and non-fiction podcasts. For more on Welcome to Night Vale, upcoming events, and the books, visit: www.welcometonightvale.com.

Please note: this event will be held at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.

This is a free, all-ages event. The bar opens with the store at 2pm; event starts at 4pm.

Facebook RSVP appreciated but not required.

Accessibility is important to us! If you have special needs please let us know and we’ll do our absolute best to accommodate you: events@booksmith.com.


The Bindery
1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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