The Familiar

Into the Forest

From the universally acclaimed, genre-busting author of House of Leaves comes the second volume of The Familiar, a "novel [which] goes beyond the experimental into the visionary, creating a language and style that expands the horizon of meaning . . . hint[ing] at an evolved form of literature." (Library Journal, starred review)

In The Familiar (Volume 2): Into the Forest, the lives of the disparate and dynamic nine characters introduced in One Rainy Day in May begin to intersect in inexplicable ways, finding harmonies and echoes in each other. What once seemed remote and disconnected draws closer — slowly, steadily — toward something inevitable. . . . At the center of it all is Xanther, a twelve-year-old girl, for whom the world around her seems to be opening, exposing doors and windows, visions and sounds, questions and ideas previously unknown. With each passing day, she begins to glimpse something she does not understand but unequivocally craves — the only thing that will bring her relief and keep her new friend alive.

  • 1-AStranger
  • 2-DontForget
  • 3-Smoke
  • 4-BloodOne
  • 5-BloodTwo
  • 6-MothersDay
  • 7-LeftInCab
  • 8-ForestLeft
  • 9-IntoTheForest



House of Leaves


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About Mark

Mark Z. Danielewski was born in New York City and lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling novel House of Leaves, National Book Award finalist Only Revolutions, and the novella The Fifty Year Sword, which was performed on Halloween three years in a row at REDCAT. His books have been translated into multiple languages.

In May 2015, Pantheon released The Familiar (Volume 1): One Rainy Day in May, the first installment of his 27-volume novel about a young girl who finds a kitten. In their review of TFv1, the New York Times declared Danielewski "America's foremost literary Magus . . . He transmutes the pages of base books into rare new forms and formats." The Familiar (Volume 2): Into the Forest will be released October 27, 2015.