John Fram was raised in Texas. A resident of New York, he has written for The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, and elsewhere. This is his first novel.
"The Bright Lands is Gothic and Faulknerian: smooth, original, haunting. And very sexy."-- "Edmund White, author of A Boy's Own Story"
"Absolutely enthralling. Written with the rhythm of the game Fram writes of. A mystery to get the skin crawling even as you unbury the secrets of those trying to solve it. Despite its nature, there is a warmth to this thriller, and you'll feel like you've come home...a home that still haunts you."-- "Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author"
"Fram has delivered a powerhouse of a debut that is certain to be one of the year's most bracing thrillers. Unapologetic in its queerness, cruelty and heart, The Bright Lands will sink its teeth into you."-- "P. J. Vernon, author of When You Find Me"
"John Fram's The Bright Lands is darker than you think. Fram begins with a Friday Night Lights supernatural mystery, then lures the reader into an insidious labyrinth of human cruelty, voracious supernatural evil, and startling malice. Unsettling, and compelling as hell."-- "Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author"