The Familiar


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From the universally acclaimed, genre-busting author of House of Leaves comes the fourth volume of The Familiar, which brilliantly combines inventive visuals and a paradigm-shifting narrative to create a stunning multisensory reading experience.

When a viral video puts Xanther in the spotlight at school, her little white cat — still slumbering, still unnamed — offers the only escape, though it comes at a price. Not even Xanther's parents can deny the strange currents now shuddering around their eldest, touching off inexplicable happenings. Something greater is at hand, something awful is at stake. Entities troubling the dreams of the twins seem to have singled out Freya. Despite invitations to a gala at the Met, Anwar fears the solution to their financial difficulties might expose more than just his family to dangerous consequences. And all the while, faces unfamiliar to the Ibrahims draw closer and closer: Jingjing, in Singapore, clutching charms, boards a plane for Los Angeles; Cas and Bobby, with visions of Xanther in Mefisto's Orb, must elude attacks from the sky. Strangers collide — though will those intersections lead to alliances or war? And does the dance at the heart of Volume 4 foreshadow the liberation of our better angels or the release of something else . . . determined to feast on the wings of hope?

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The Familiar

  • ASTRAL OMEGA ZIP-UP HOODIE

    TFv1 page 15. “And when we fell into dreams, our dreams asked questions and our skies, still singing, answered back.” Sand yarn + gradient ink. Unisex. Made in USA. 50% cotton/50% polyester. $62 **International orders email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com






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  • ONE BY ONE HAT

    TFv1 page 14. “One by one our skies go black.” The end is near. So which came first: the dark or the holy? Or was it all whimsy to begin with? Black yarn + white thread. Unisex. Adjustable back. 100% brushed cotton twill. $32 **International orders email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com.







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  • BRONZE CAT

    This cat is bronze and heavy. 9 lbs to be non-exact. Limited edition of 27. Sculpted by best-selling author Mark Z. Danielewski. 14” x 7” x 4”. Ships in 6-8 weeks. $2,700 **International orders please email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com for additional shipping costs.







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  • HYMN FOR GOOD ZIPPER POUCH

    "In the face of all that matters, before a grace misunderstood, let us gather up our differences and become a hymn for good." 12" x 9" black cotton canvas + cream ink. Brass zipper with circle pull. Made in USA. Interior items not included. $42 **International orders please email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com or go to etsy.com/shop/YarnPlusInk







  • NARCON ZIP-UP HOODIE

    Page 568. As the old Narcons put it: “There is not space in the universe to tell the universe to the universe.Therein lies the peculiar beauty and sadness of stories: to tell it all without all at all. Black yarn + white ink. 52% cotton/48% polyester. $62.00






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  • ORIA THE OWL THERMAL

    Pages 870, 871. Again Oria soars. This long sleeve Henley-style thermal is long with a warm, snug fit. Black yarn + cream ink. Made in Los Angeles. 55% cotton/45% polyester. $44 **International orders please email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com.






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  • USED PARTS ZIPPER POUCH

    Page 94 of TFv1. Brass metal plate reads: "We are all of us used parts. Our newness lies only in parts rearranged." 12" x 9" black cotton canvas pouch. Brass zipper and circle pull. Made in USA. Interior items not included. $62 **International orders please email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com or go to etsy.com/shop/YarnPlusInk







  • TFv1 CAT TEE

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  • TFv2 CAT TEE

    The Familiar V2 Cover. We are all familiar with the pleasure of a curled-up cat. Purrring. On your chest. Or in your lap. Cold forest yarn + pine ink. Made in Los Angeles. 100% cotton. $32.00






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  • THE FAMILIAR GOES SWIMMING TOP

    Your favorite cat goes with you to the beach! Multi-colored braids represent characters in The Familiar and the beautiful mix of Los Angelenos. Removable pads. Fully lined. Besott teams up with Yarn + Ink to produce an LA made bikini for cat lovers. 80% nylon/20% spandex. $60






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  • THE FAMILIAR GOES SWIMMING BOTTOM

    Your favorite cat goes with you to the beach! Multi-colored braids represent characters in The Familiar and the beautiful mix of Los Angelenos. Fully lined. Besott teams up with Yarn + Ink to produce an LA made bikini for cat lovers. 80% nylon/20% spandex. $60






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  • RIPPLE SEA CROP TOP

    Pages 862, 863. Lexi will forever be in the “ripple sea . . . ripple sea…” Black yarn + cream ink. Runs one size small. Made in Los Angeles. 95% cotton/5% elastic. $20.80 **International orders please email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com.






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  • ONE HAPPY MANIAC CROP TOP

    Page 423. “One Happy Maniac.” A summertime mantra fit for our inner crazy. OZMint yarn + silver ink. Runs one size small. Women’s. Made in Los Angeles. 95% cotton/5% elastic. $20.80






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  • I MUST READ KEY FOB

    HOL page 498. “I MUST READ. I MUST READ. I MUST READ.” Blue acrylic + white ink. Made in USA. Comes with zinc key ring. $7 **International orders email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com.







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    For book lovers! A book isn’t a book without a reader. So don't you deserve some of the praise that book gets? We think you do. Blue yarn + cream ink. Unisex. Made in USA. 50% cotton/50% polyester. $62 **International orders email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com






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  • NON SUM QUALIS ERAM NECKLACE

    HOL page 602. “NON SUM QUALIS ERAM.” I am not what I used to be. Hand stamped brass with 24” brass cable chain. Made in USA. $72. Ships in 2-3 weeks. **International orders please email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com.







  • CHARCOAL SOLACE ZIP-UP HOODIE

    Page 563. “Little solace comes to those who grieve when thoughts keep drifting as walls keep shifting and this great blue world of ours seems a house of leaves moments before the wind.” Charcoal yarn + cream ink. Unisex. Made in Los Angeles. 50% cotton /50% polyester. $62






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  • YOU SHALL BE MY ROOTS SCARF

    Page 565. “You shall be my roots and I will be your shade, though the sun burns my leaves. You shall quench my thirst and I will feed you fruit, though time takes my seed. And when I'm lost and can tell nothing of this earth you will give me hope. And my voice you will always hear. And my hand you will always have. For I will shelter you. And I will comfort you. And even when we are nothing left, not even in death, I will remember you.” Charcoal yarn + cream ink. 100% modal. 74” x 28”. $66







  • YGGDRASIL ZIP-UP HOODIE

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  • STORIES EMBROIDERY HOODIE

    Page 20. “We all create stories to protect ourselves.” The thick embroidery is dynamic, rich and shiny. We love this hoodie! The fit is cozy and the material so very soft. Coffee yarn + orange thread. Made in Los Angeles. Wash inside out. 50% cotton/42% polyester/8% rayon. $72 **International orders please email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com.






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    Page 144. Light gray yarn + black and blue ink. Because you’re not afraid of the dark. Soft fabric with French terry lining. Made in Los Angeles. 50% polyester/42% cotton/8% rayon. $62






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    Page 563. “Little solace comes to those who grieve when thoughts keep drifting as walls keep shifting and this great blue world of ours seems a house of leaves moments before the wind.” Black yarn + cream and blue ink. Women’s. Made in Los Angeles. 100% cotton. Soft ribbed knit. $32






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  • THIS IS NOT FOR YOU ZIPPER POUCH

    Brass metal plate reads: "This is not for you." 12" x 9" black cotton canvas pouch. Brass zipper and circle pull. Made in USA. Interior items not included. $62 **International orders please email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com or go to etsy.com/shop/YarnPlusInk







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  • DUAL UNIVERSE TEE

    Page 45. Light blue yarn + black ink. (Right Text) Why did god create a dual universe? So he might say, “Be not like me. I am alone.” And it might be heard.57 (Left Text) 57 These lines have a familiar ring though I’ve no clue why or where I’ve heard them before.58 Made in Los Angeles. 100% cotton. $32.00**International orders email atelierzcustomerservice@gmail.com.






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  • IT'S MINE BAG - SOLD OUT

    Page 31. Fill this bag with whatever you want. Sturdy construction with top zipper closure and side zipper pocket for easy access. (Front) It may be the wrong decision, but (Bottom) fuck it, (Back) it’s mine. Black Yarn + white ink. Made in Los Angeles. 100% cotton denim. $66

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  • WALK HEAVY & WALK STRANGE SCARF

    Only Revolutions page 12/349. Double-sided scarf. Side 1 reads: "I will walk heavy." Side 2 reads: "And I will walk strange." Aubergine yarn + taupe ink. 100% modal. 74” x 28”. $76







About Mark

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Mark Z. Danielewski was born in New York City and lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling novel House of Leaves, National Book Award finalist Only Revolutions, and the novella The Fifty Year Sword, which was performed on Halloween three years in a row at REDCAT. His books have been translated into multiple languages.

In May 2015, Pantheon released The Familiar (Volume 1): One Rainy Day in May, the first installment of his 27-volume novel. In their review of TFv1, the New York Times declared Danielewski "America's foremost literary Magus . . . He transmutes the pages of base books into rare new forms and formats." The Familiar (Volume 5): Redwood, the Season One finale, will be released in October 2017.

As Javier Calvo wrote in O : "The Familiar is not only Mark Z. Danielewski's best book since his acclaimed opera prima, House of Leaves; it's even better, and also more accessible. Conceived as the book version of a long-running TV show, its . . . volumes tell the tale of a smart, fragile, and epileptic little girl who finds a cat that may or may not be magical. Their encounter sets off a chain reaction that starts with her immediate family and will probably reach almost every corner of the world . . ."

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