A Head Full of Ghosts

Author(s): Paul Tremblay

Fiction

A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends domestic drama, psychological suspense, and a touch of modern horror, reminiscent of Mark Z. Danielewski s House of Leaves, John Ajvide Lindqvist s Let the Right One In, and Shirley Jackson s The Haunting of Hill House.The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.To her parents despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts plight. With John, Marjorie s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil."

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Paul Tremblay is an astonishingly talented writer, but even better, he s twisted, and fun. "A Head Full of Ghosts" is mind-bending scary, sad, sweet, funny, sick. ... . Terrifying, hilarious, smart, and satisfying. --Stewart O'Nan, author of "The Speed Queen, The Night Country, " and "A Prayer for the Dying""

General Fields

  • : 9780062363244
  • : William Morrow Company
  • : William Morrow Company
  • : April 2016
  • : 203mm X 135mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : 320
  • : Paul Tremblay
  • : Paperback / softback