What You See in the Dark

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What You See in the Dark

By Manuel Munoz

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781616201401, 273pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2012

The long-awaited first novel by the award-winning author of two impressive story collections explores the sinister side of desire in Bakersfield, California, circa 1959, when a famous director arrives to scout locations for a film about madness and murder at a roadside motel. Unfolding in much the same way that Hitchcock made Psycho frame by frame, in pans, zooms, and close-ups Mun oz's re-creation of a vanished era takes the reader into places no camera can go, venturing into the characters private thoughts, petty jealousies, and unrealized dreams. The result is a work of stunning originality.