* A Man Came out of the Door in the Mountain

Can a good novel come out of a real-life police mystery? I’m not sure, and it did not work for me with A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain, a dark tale in which First Nations young women regularly disappear off a highway in British Columbia, meth dealers control the police, and young children are starved and abused. Fun! The main story is interspersed with folk tales told by a dying uncle (more fun) and I wanted nothing more than bolt out of there, like most of the teenagers who are the heroes of the story, I bet…

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