Publishers Weekly and Kirkus rave about ALEHOUSE!

Stevan Allred’s second book, THE ALEHOUSE AT THE END OF THE WORLD, is due out Nov. 6, followed by a release party at Powell’s City of Books on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Kirkus Reviews called the novel, “An imaginative journey into a spirit world, evoking ancient myths about death and the afterlife.” You can read the full review here.

Publishers Weekly said, “What began as a quest to reunite with his lost love quickly becomes a battle for the survival of a spirit world, in whatever form that might take, and an examination of the divine. Sparked with risqué humor, the nearly Sisyphian questing of the fisherman devolves into a series of increasingly absurd and astonishing scenarios, all underscored with a strong thematic element of hope. Scholars of myth and lore, and readers prepared to be swept away on someone else’s trip (perhaps of the hallucinogenic variety), will be enthralled.” Full review here.

And Foreword Reviews’s Meagan Logsden wrote: “Stevan Allred’s The Alehouse at the End of the World is a raucous romp through the afterlife, replete with Shakespearean echoes, antiquated wordplay, and sexual liaisons.”

Forest Avenue brought Stevan and THE ALEHOUSE AT THE END OF THE WORLD to the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association this weekend, where he met with booksellers and librarians and signed several hundred books to build buzz in the Pacific Northwest.

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