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The Resource The possessions : a novel, Sara Flannery Murphy, (overdrive ebook)

The possessions : a novel, Sara Flannery Murphy, (overdrive ebook)

Label
The possessions : a novel
Title
The possessions
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sara Flannery Murphy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young woman who channels the dead for a living crosses a dangerous line when she falls in love with one of her clients, whose wife died under mysterious circumstances
Title
The possessions
Creator
Summary
In this electrifying literary debut, a young woman who channels the dead for a living crosses a dangerous line when she falls in love with one of her clients, whose wife died under mysterious circumstances
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545203
Cataloging source
IEB
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Sara Flannery Murphy
Label
The Possessions
Link
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Publication
Overdrive ID
ecb80aea-1f5e-4f54-8bc4-39e535856725
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Short Desc
<p><strong>"I was totally immersed in the strange, beautiful world of Sara Flannery Murphy's The Possessions. A gripping, chilling read that's part love story, part mystery, and completely original, it's sensuous, scary, and utterly thrilling. I've never read anything quite like it." &#8212;Anton DiSclafani, author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls</strong></p><p><strong>"An enthralling meditation on grief and memory cloaked in suspenseful psychodrama, The Possessions dissolves the boundaries of past and present and artfully, heartbreakingly maps the consequences of transgressive desire. Sara Flannery Murphy has written the best kind of ghost story." &#8212;Robin Wasserman, author of Girls on Fire</strong></p><p>In this electrifying literary debut, a young woman who channels the dead for a living crosses a dangerous line when she falls in love with one of her clients, whose wife died under mysterious circumstances.</p><p>In an unnamed city, Eurydice works for the Elysian...
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<p><strong>"I was totally immersed in the strange, beautiful world of Sara Flannery Murphy's The Possessions. A gripping, chilling read that's part love story, part mystery, and completely original, it's sensuous, scary, and utterly thrilling. I've never read anything quite like it." &#8212;Anton DiSclafani, author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls</strong></p><p><strong>"An enthralling meditation on grief and memory cloaked in suspenseful psychodrama, The Possessions dissolves the boundaries of past and present and artfully, heartbreakingly maps the consequences of transgressive desire. Sara Flannery Murphy has written the best kind of ghost story." &#8212;Robin Wasserman, author of Girls on Fire</strong></p><p>In this electrifying literary debut, a young woman who channels the dead for a living crosses a dangerous line when she falls in love with one of her clients, whose wife died under mysterious circumstances.</p><p>In an unnamed city, Eurydice works for the Elysian Society, a private service that allows grieving clients to reconnect with lost loved ones. She and her fellow workers, known as "bodies", wear the discarded belongings of the dead and swallow pills called lotuses to summon their spirits&#8212;numbing their own minds and losing themselves in the process. Edie has been a body at the Elysian Society for five years, an unusual record. Her success is the result of careful detachment: she seeks refuge in the lotuses' anesthetic effects and distances herself from making personal connections with her clients. </p><p>But when Edie channels Sylvia, the dead wife of recent widower Patrick Braddock, she becomes obsessed with the glamorous couple. Despite the murky circumstances surrounding Sylvia's drowning, Edie breaks her own rules and pursues Patrick, moving deeper into his life and summoning Sylvia outside the Elysian Society's walls. </p><p>After years of hiding beneath the lotuses' dulling effect, Edie discovers that the lines between her own desires and those of Sylvia have begun to blur, and takes increasing risks to keep Patrick within her grasp. Suddenly, she finds her quiet life unraveling as she grapples not only with Sylvia's growing influence and the questions surrounding her death, but with her own long-buried secrets. </p><p>A tale of desire and obsession, deceit and dark secrets that defies easy categorization, The Possessions is a seductive, absorbing page-turner that builds to a shattering, unforgettable conclusion.</p><p></p>
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Popularity
703
Rating
4.5
Media Type
eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn970664886
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/crossRefId
2726650
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
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9780062458339
Isbn
9780062458339
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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True
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)970664886

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