Come Closer

Come Closer


By (author) Sara Gran

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  • Publisher: Soho Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 180mm x 15mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 22 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1616951001
  • ISBN 13: 9781616951009
  • Sales rank: 367,145

Product description

A recurrent, unidentifiable noise in her apartment. A memo to her boss that's replaced by obscene insults. Amanda--a successful architect in a happy marriage--finds her life going off kilter by degrees. She starts smoking again, and one night for no reason, without even the knowledge that she's doing it, she burns her husband with a cigarette. At night she dreams of a beautiful woman with pointed teeth on the shore of a blood-red sea. The new voice in Amanda's head, the one that tells her to steal things and talk to strange men in bars, is strange and frightening, and Amanda struggles to wrest back control of her life. A book on demon possession suggests that the figure on the shore could be the demon Naamah, known to scholars of the Kabbalah as the second wife of Adam, who stole into his dreams and tricked him into fathering her child. Whatever the case, as the violence of her erratic behavior increases, Amanda knows that she must act to put her life right, or see it destroyed.

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Author information

Sara Gran is the author of the novels Saturn's Return to New York, Dope, and Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, the first in a detective series.  Her work has been published in over a dozen countries and in nearly twice as many magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Sara Gran now lives in California.

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"What begins as a sly fable about frustrated desire evolves into a genuinely scary novel about possession and insanity. Hypnotic, disturbing, and written with such unerring confidence you believe every word, "Come Closer" is one of the most precise and graceful pieces of fiction I've read in a long time." --Bret Easton Ellis "Ideal for an evening's reading, with a kick that will stay with the reader for days afterward." --"Dallas Morning News" "Sara Gran has written an intelligent horror story, a literary creepshow that works its magic subtly and well. It's a marvel of restraint and taste, and still it worms its way under your skin and stays there." --Darin Strauss "Sara Gran's "Come Closer" ought to carry a warning to readers. It's impossible to begin this intense, clever, beautifully written novel without turning every page. A wonderful accomplishment." --Margot Livesey " " "I read "Come Closer "on the train, in a snowstorm, on a cold Dece