It’s a tantalizing opening: a young boy encounters a mysterious door, shimmering in the alley where he walks home from school. But in The Starless Sea, the kid keeps walking, leaving the door untouched. It’s not until years later that the boy, now a graduate student, discovers another strange object which promises to send him on the adventure he might have taken as a child: an authorless book that recounts his experience with the door in eerie detail. Erin Morgenstern, author of the bestselling fantasy The Night Circus, plays with fables and fairy tales to investigate the curious book’s origins through a lyrical narrative that will entrance anyone with a love of literature.
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