One of the most memorable fiction debuts of recent decades, Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower became an instant classic, with the film version, which Chbosky wrote and directed, proving equally popular. Now after twenty years and work on films including Wonder and Rent, he’s published his eagerly awaited second novel. An epic horror thriller, the story focuses on seven-year-old Christopher and his mother, who move to a remote town to escape an abuser. Then Christopher disappears. He returns after six days, charged with a mysterious mission that plunges him into the middle of a battle between good and evil.