Whether you recognize the name Christopher Priest or not, you’ve probably “seen” one of his novels. The British writer’s 1995 historical, epistolary novel about two rival magicians, The Prestige, was adapted for film by Christopher Nolan in 2006.
There’s a fugitive hiding somewhere in the tiny rust-belt town of Lomath, Pennsylvania. The FBI wants to find him, and they’re not just, like, looking around. They’ve shut down every road in and out of town, turned off electricity and phone lines, and searched houses without warrants. Believe it or not, this is not everybody’s favorite thing.