The Door That Faced West by Alan M. Clark is an early western historical fiction novel.
188 page illustrated trade paperback – IFD Publishing. Eighteen illustrations by the author in the book.
In the beginning of the nineteenth century, the two murderous Harpe brothers, loyal to one another but violently at odds, go on a year-long killing spree in the American frontier, dragging with them the three wives they share between them; women who form a triangle of dependency, loyalty, jealousy, hatred, betrayal, and love.
“It is not hyperbole to say that Alan M. Clark’s The Door That Faced West left me absolutely stunned. A thoughtfully haunting blend of historical fiction and thriller, this is one of Clark’s best works to date, across any medium. Simply amazing, and undoubtedly one of the best books you’ll read this year.”
—Brian Keene, bestselling author of The Rising
“Alan M. Clark is a master of the bleak. The Door That Faced West through is absolutely brutal. Definitely not to be missed.”
—Molly Tanzer, author of A Pretty Mouth and Rumbullion and Other Liminal Libations
“The Door That Faced West opened, and I was fast on the trail with savage murderers, the Harpe Brothers. In the Post-Revolutionary War Era, they were infamous marauders attacking and killing travelers between towns on their way to “The Wilderness” – The West. Through the eyes of the downtrodden women who followed them willingly to escape the abuse from their fathers, Alan M. Clark tells a powerful tale of choosing the lesser of two evils and does it to perfection.”
—Rena Mason, author of The Evolutionist and East End Girls