Adrienne Celt

novelist, cartoonist,
and friend to imaginary people and animals

available June 5, 2018
An Indie Next Pick for June 2018 and a Publisher's Weekly Spring 2018 Literary Fiction Pick
One of Elle’s 32 Best Books of Summer * A Hottest Book of Summer in Parade Magazine * "Most anticipated" by The Millions, The Rumpus, and Book Riot.

Trembling with atmosphere … An ominous snowball of a novel … with a slow-burning first half and a second half that hurtles toward inevitable catastrophe. Rich and moody.

- Kirkus Reviews

[This novel has] all the delicious tension of a psychological thriller, the mysteries dissected in prose as sharp and precise as a scalpel … The result is a novel that packs all the punch of the very best noir—only with more depth. Highly recommended.

- Booklist

At once a taut psychological thriller and a sensitive character study; fans of each should rejoice.

- Library Journal (Starred Review)

The way Adrienne Celt so completely inhabits the voices and lives of her characters is an amazing thing to behold. A dazzling stylist and a powerful writer, she has given us a rich, tapestried story of love, loneliness, and betrayal.

- Nathan Hill, author of The Nix

Part psychological thriller and part literary puzzle, Invitation to a Bonfire is a sexy, brilliant, and gripping novel about the fine line between passion and obsession. I am in awe of Celt’s mastery as a prose stylist and storyteller; I can’t stop thinking about this amazing book.

- Edan Lepucki, bestselling author of California and Woman No. 17

This is an incendiary and provocative novel about obsession.

- Publisher's Weekly

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