In this slim and compelling novel, literary-fiction stalwart Mitchell offers his most accessible book yet a haunted-house story in the vein of such classics as The Turn of the Screw and The Haunting of Hill House. Booklist 2015
A longtime staff writer for the New Yorker travels around the globe to trace the growth and catalog the techniques of the specialized teams who crank out catchy hit music engineered through science and technology to get stuck in your head. Tour.
Ava, in all other ways a normal girl is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the summer solstice celebration.