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The possessions : a novel, Sara Flannery Murphy

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The possessions : a novel
Title
The possessions : 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" -- provided by publisher
  • "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--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. 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. 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" -- provided by publisher
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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
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545203
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.U7547
LC item number
P67 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Sara Flannery Murphy
The possessions : a novel, Sara Flannery Murphy

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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