Books The Familiar Honeysuckle & Pain by Mark Z. Danielewski Paperback, 841 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $25.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe FamiliarSubtitleHoneysuckle & PainAuthorMark Z. Danielewski Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary The third installation in the experimental, intricately-woven visual writing series follows the adventures of Xanther and her unnamed cat. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Mark Z. Danielewski House of Leaves The Familiar The Familiar (Volume 1) Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Familiar NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'The Familiar Vol. 3' Will Rewire Your Brain June 19, 2016 Mark Z. Danielewski's proposed 27-part saga about a girl and her very strange cat rolls on in Volume 3, Honeysuckle and Pain — in which all the different voices and stories start to find a groove.