Books The Familiar Into the Forest by Mark Z. Danielewski Paperback, 829 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $25 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe FamiliarSubtitleInto the ForestAuthorMark Z. Danielewski Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Continues the disparate and dynamic lives of nine characters whose experiences begin to intersect in inexplicable ways as they orbit around a 12-year-old who develops an increasing awareness of a mysterious world opening around her. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Mark Z. Danielewski The Familiar House of Leaves The Familiar (Volume 1) Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Familiar Review Book Reviews 'The Familiar Vol. 2' Is Better, Stronger ... Weirder November 1, 2015 Mark Z. Danielewski's epic saga (this is part two of a projected 27) is, on the surface, the story of a girl and her cat. But the typographical trickery and sheer weirdness make it much, much more.