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The possessions : a novel / Sara Flannery Murphy.

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1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC MURP (Text) 30886001032644 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 05/05/2017

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  • ISBN: 9780062458322 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 354 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: "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. A tale of desire and obsession, deceit and dark secrets that defies easy categorization, this is a seductive, absorbing page-turner that builds to a shattering, unforgettable conclusion."--Provided by the publisher.
In an unnamed city, Edie 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-- numbing their own minds and losing themselves in the process. Edie has been with the company for five years, an unusual record. Her success is the result of careful detachment: she seeks refuge in the lotuses' anesthetic effects and avoids personal contact with her clients. But when Edie channels Sylvia, the deceased wife of Patrick Braddock, she becomes obsessed with the glamorous couple.
Subject: Women mediums > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Business enterprises > Fiction.
Obsession in women > Fiction.
Couples > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Ghost stories.
Genre: Psychological thrillers.
Psychological fiction.
Suspense fiction.

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