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John Darnielle

Biography

John Darnielle

John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats; he is widely considered one of the best lyricists of his generation. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and son.

John Darnielle

Books by John Darnielle

by John Darnielle - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of 17, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in as the creator of “Trace Italian” --- a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail. Sean guides players worldwide through his intricate terrain, which they explore, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged future America. Lance and Carrie are high school explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called on to account for it. In the process, he is pulled back through time, tracing back toward the moment of his own self-inflicted departure from the world in which most people live.