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The grip of it : [a novel] / Jac Jemc.

The grip of it : [a novel]

Jemc, Jac, 1983- author. (Author).

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Main Horror Jemc (Text) 31307023034616 Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780374536916 : PAP
  • ISBN: 0374536910 : PAP
  • Physical Description: 276 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2017.

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"A chilling literary horror novel about a young couple haunted by their newly purchased home Jac Jemc's The Grip of It tells the eerie story of a young couple haunted by their new home. Julie and James settle into a house in a small town outside the citywhere they met. The move--prompted by James's penchant for gambling, his inability to keep his impulses in check--is quick and seamless; both Julie and James are happy to leave behind their usual haunts and start afresh. But this house, which sits betweenlake and forest, has plans for the unsuspecting couple. As Julie and James try to settle into their home and their relationship, the house and its surrounding terrain become the locus of increasingly strange happenings. The architecture--claustrophobic,riddled with hidden rooms within room--becomes unrecognizable, decaying before their eyes. Stains are animated on the wall--contracting, expanding--and map themselves onto Julie's body in the form of bruises; mold spores taint the water that James pours from the sink. Together the couple embark on a panicked search for the source of their mutual torment, a journey that mires them in the history of their peculiar neighbors and the mysterious residents who lived in the house before Julie and James. Writtenin creepy, potent prose, The Grip of It is an enthralling, psychologically intense novel that deals in questions of home: how we make it and how it in turn makes us, inhabiting the bodies and the relationships we cherish."-- Provided by publisher.
"A chilling literary horror novel about a young couple who purchase and live in a haunted house"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Haunted houses > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Horror fiction.

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