May 5, 2015

Sneak peek at our fan zine for “The Ghost Network” by Catie Disabato, out today


ZINEToday’s the day! Catie Disabato‘s The Ghost Network is on sale at last. It’s one of The Millions’ most anticipated books of 2015, which BookRioter Liberty Hardy describes as “like Lady Gaga had a baby with The Westing Game, and then that baby was raised by David Foster Wallace.”

You heard it here first, or, you know, you may have seen the starred review in Publishers Weekly (it’s a pick of the week); the raves in Kirkus and Bustle; or mentions in The Chicago Tribune, L Magazine, Typographical Era, and The Masters Review. The author just interviewed with Andrea Arnold at The Nervous Breakdown, and shared her first chapter on yesterday’s “Catapult” podcast with Jaime Green.

Ghost Network character Molly Metropolis, the pop star who disappears before a major performance in Chicago at the beginning of the book, has some pretty rabid fans. So our author Catie Disabato and illustrator Rachel Allen teamed up to create a Molly Metropolis fan zine, Molly Vision #9. We’ve printed and numbered copies on the world’s brightest paper for you to pick up at your favorite independent bookstore.

Here are some friendly booksellers with copies of the zine, John Michael Kilbane of Community Bookstore and Emily Hartley of Three Lives (and Penguin). LOOK AT HOW FRIENDLY THEY ARE.
john with zineemily with zine
You can watch the zine in action here. Pick up your copy of the book and the zine at one of these wonderful bookstores:

Brilliant Books Traverse City MI
A C Vroman Inc. Los Angeles
Harvard Bookstores Cambridge
57th Street Books Chicago
WORD Brooklyn
Kramer Books & Afterwords Washington DC
Book Soup Los Angeles
Skylight Books Los Angeles
Schuler Books Grand Rapids MI
Mysterious Galaxy San Diego
Rainy Day Books Fairway KS
Strand NYC
The Book Table Oak Park IL
Logos Books & Records Santa Cruz
Green Apple Books, Inc. San Francisco
University Bookstore Seattle
Unabridged Chicago

If you’re in a city that isn’t listed above, it’s OK! You can download and staple your own copy here. (If you’re a bookseller and are interested in getting copies for your store, please email liam at

And if you order the book from our website, we’ll throw in a zine just because.

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Kirsten Reach is an editor at Melville House.