“A deliciously modern classic ghost story, full of snowstorms and sly sisters and sorrowful, dangerous parties. Karen Brown has created a world in which the dead are as real as the living and the living cannot be trusted. Like the ghosts that populate this taut and magnetic novel, I didn’t want to leave.”
-Chloe Benjamin, author of The Anatomy of Dreams
About the Book
Karen Brown’s most hypnotic novel to date–gothic-inflected psychological suspense that unmasks the secret desires of a young woman with a mystical gift.
On the family homestead by the sea where she grew up, Martha Mary saw ghosts. As a young woman, she hopes to distance herself from those spirits by escaping to an inland college town. There, she is absorbed by a budding romance, relieved by separation from an unstable sister, and disinterested in the flyers seeking information about a young woman who’s disappeared—until one Indian summer afternoon when the missing woman appears beneath Martha’s apartment window, wearing a down coat, her hair coated with ice.
Release Date: 7th of February 2017
Publishers: Henry Holt
Goodreads rating: 3.72
About the Author
Karen Brown was born in Connecticut. She is the author of a novel , The Longings of Wayward Girls (July 2013), and two short story collections, Pins & Needles (July 2013) and Little Sinners and Other Stories, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and named a Best Book of 2012 by Publishers Weekly. Her work has been featured in The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, The New York Times, and Good Housekeeping, and in many literary journals. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of South Florida.
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