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Alice Isn't Dead: A Novel (Paperback)

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The novelization of Alice Isn’t Dead, Joseph Fink’s podcast narrated by Jasika Nicole, is just as beautiful and atmospheric on page as it is to listen to. Parsed with little revelations about the main character's past and relationship - this story oscillates seamlessly between time frames of background and present. This book is so many things all at once - a deep scrutiny of time, human relationships, and conspiracy wrapped in a road trip wrapped in an intimate portrayal of anxiety in a way that does not imply that mental health is something that needs to be or can be "fixed" wrapped in a compelling horror. There are multiple instances in this book that made me jump while reading it late at night by lamplight - and scary is just the surface. Needless to say, Alice Isn't Dead is definitely my new favorite novel from the Night Vale Presents team. --KelleyAnn

"This isn't a story. It's a road trip."

Whether you're a fan of the podcast, or just a fan of horror stories, Alice Isn't Dead is the perfect thriller. The story follows Keisha Lewis, whose wife Alice has gone missing. After months of searching to no avail, she mourns, believing Alice to be dead. That is, until she spots Alice in the background of news reports from all across America. Keisha takes a job with a trucking company, and travels the country, determined to find her wife. What she finds instead is an otherworldly conflict in the hidden corners of our nation. Keisha doesn't know what this secret war with inhuman killers has to do with her, but she has learned one thing: Alice isn't dead, and she'll do whatever it takes to find her. 


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“Joseph Fink is my hero for making extreme anxiety a superpower and something from which a person can draw strength. Like the Welcome to Night Vale novels, Alice Isn’t Dead evinces a gentleness throughout the story, but as with Keisha, the protagonist, don’t mistake that for weakness. This novel is a road trip into the depths of human love even in the midst of experiencing inexplicable and weird horrors. It will linger with you long after you finish reading it.”
— Christine Havens, BookPeople, Austin, TX


A New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling co-author of It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale comes a fast-paced thriller about a truck driver searching across America for the wife she had long assumed to be dead.

“This isn’t a story. It’s a road trip."

Keisha Taylor lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day that Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a funeral, mourned, and gradually tried to get on with her life. But that was before Keisha started to see her wife, again and again, in the background of news reports from all over America. Alice isn’t dead, and she is showing up at every major tragedy and accident in the country.

Following a line of clues, Keisha takes a job as a long-haul truck driver and begins searching for Alice. She eventually stumbles on an otherworldly conflict being waged in the quiet corners of our nation’s highway system—uncovering a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.

About the Author

Joseph Fink is the creator of the Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't Dead podcasts, and the New York Times bestselling author of Welcome to Night Vale, It Devours!, and The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home (all written with Jeffrey Cranor), and Alice Isn’t Dead. He is also the author of the middle-grade novel, The Halloween Moon. He and his wife, Meg Bashwiner, have written the memoir The First Ten Years. They live together in the Hudson River Valley.

Praise For…

Alice Isn’t Dead remains an intriguing complement, imbued with newfound soul — and romance. Alice has always known suspense, but as a novel it finds true love.” — Entertainment Weekly

“Bracingly candid and unabashedly epic, Alice Isn’t Dead is indeed a wild road trip that backs up Keisha’s hard-won philosophy that “the only way out is through.” — BookPage

“Alice Isn’t Dead is that rare example of supernatural fiction with both bite and heart. “ — San Francisco Chronicle

“Humdrum reality spins along under our wheels: life, love, work—until a kink in the road takes us deep into the land of Joseph Fink, who builds tarmac that isn’t quite of this world.” — Laurie R. King, New York Times bestselling author of Island of the Mad

“Ultimately an endorsement of everyday heroism and community, Alice Isn’t Dead resonates as a love story, a road trip novel and a campfire tale that taps into our most primal fears.” — Shelf Awareness

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062844149
ISBN-10: 0062844148
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 31st, 2021
Pages: 352
Language: English