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By Francine Prose

A depressing house.

An remoted island.

Strange dreams

and even stranger

visions . . .

Jack is spending the summer time on a personal island faraway from smooth conveniences. No wireless, no mobilephone provider, not anyone else at the island yet a housekeeper and the 2 very ordinary teenagers in his care. the 1st time Jack sees the massive black mansion atop a windswept hill, he senses anything chilly, anything extra sinister than even the darkish apartment itself.

Soon, he feels extraordinarily remoted and by myself. but he's not on my own. the home has visitors—peering within the home windows, staring from around the shore. yet why doesn't a person else see them . . . and what do they wish? As secrets and techniques are published and darker truths floor, Jack desperately struggles to keep up a grip on truth. He is familiar with what he sees, and he isn't loopy. . . . Or is he?

From nationally acclaimed writer Francine Prose comes a mind-bending tale that might depart you knowing how refined the strains that separate fact, mind's eye, and madness particularly are.

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Then I remembered: Waterman. I felt another jolt as the car went over a bump. I flinched as the pain lanced through my head like a jagged bolt of lightning. I winced. I thought: Ow! Then I thought: Waterman. Right. Waterman in the alley. And the man in the Dodgers cap. And the gun . . The gun. The man in the Dodgers cap had shot me. Quickly, my hand went to my chest. I felt the bruise, the stinging pain under my fleece where the gunshot had hit me. But that’s all I felt. No dampness. No blood.

That didn’t sound so good either. Were they going to torture me? Did my life depend on the answers I gave them? Didn’t they understand? I didn’t know what had happened. I didn’t remember. The car went on and on. I felt another turn. The road grew bumpier. I was jostled back and forth roughly in the trunk. It felt like we were on a dirt road. We were heading away from traffic, away from people. Now I heard the voices in the car start up again. They were easier to hear than before because the car had slowed down to deal with the rough road.

Then another diagonal. It was too complicated to remember. Again, when he was finished, there was a buzzing, grinding noise. A door swung open and bright light flooded out. After the forest twilight and the descent, the light hurt my eyes. I squinted against it, holding up my hand for protection. Meanwhile, a voice reached me from inside the brightness. It was a voice I recognized. ” Startled, I glanced at Waterman. ” It was Detective Rose, the policeman who had arrested me for the murder of Alex Hauser.

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