A head full of ghosts: a novel
WINNER OF THE 2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL
A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends psychological suspense and supernatural horror, reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist.
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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|Grouping Author||tremblay paul|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-17 23:03:23PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-17 23:44:27PM|
|auth_author2||Osmanski, Joy, 1975-|
|author2-role||Blackstone Audio, Inc., Harper Audio (Firm)., Osmanski, Joy,1975-|
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|display_description||"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 bizarre outbursts and subsequent descent into madness. As their 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 for a reality television show."--Book jacket.|
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|isbn||9780062363237, 9780062363244, 9780062363251, 9780062411525, 9780062415202, 9781504611695, 9781504611701|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000462724|Book|Books|First edition.|English|William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,||286 pages ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000489739|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. :||7 audio discs (8.75 hrs.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:4701a5c4-f12c-40fd-a381-8b2cb7c73b05|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|2015|, overdrive:764bdfc2-7470-46e2-b486-c55cfbb5325c|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2015||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Eschatology -- Fiction, Fear -- Fiction, Horror tales, American, Paranoia -- Fiction, Schizophrenia -- Fiction|
|title_display||A head full of ghosts : a novel|
|title_full||A Head Full of Ghosts, A Head Full of Ghosts A Novel, A head full of ghosts : a novel / Paul Tremblay, A head full of ghosts [sound recording] : a novel / by Paul Tremblay|
|title_short||A head full of ghosts :|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Eschatology, Fear, Fiction, Horror, Horror tales, American, Literature, Paranoia, Schizophrenia|