Keith Hollihan

Keith Hollihan was born and raised in Canada, and graduated from the University of Alberta. He spent the next five years living in Japan and traveling in Asia, before moving to the US with his wife, Rosemary Williams, a filmmaker, visual artist, and professor. Together, they lived in Boston, New York City (where their two sons were born) and St. Paul, with a stint in the Czech Republic. They also own a small farm near Viroqua, Wisconsin. Currently, he’s working on his latest novel, A Theory of Apparitions, and collaborating with Rosemary on their science fiction web series, MXC: The Invention of Tomorrow.

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Blurbs for The Four Stages of Cruelty

“. . . a stunning, unforgettable story.”
—Kate Christensen, The Great Man

“This is one intense book, brutally sad and heartbreakingly brutal. . . . I found it impossible to put down. . .”
—Dan Chaon, Await Your Reply

“Hollihan’s astonishing debut . . . As thoughtful as it is violent. . .”
Kirkus (starred review)

“Hollihan’s impressive first novel, a complex and atmospheric thriller. . .”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Best Books of 2010”
Publishers Weekly