The Turning

The Turning

by Francine Prose

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Overview

A dark house.
An isolated island.
Strange dreams
and even stranger
visions . . .

Jack is spending the summer on a private island far from modern conveniences. No Wi-Fi, no cell service, no one else on the island but a housekeeper and the two very peculiar children in his care. The first time Jack sees the huge black mansion atop a windswept hill, he senses something cold, something more sinister than even the dark house itself.

Soon, he feels terribly isolated and alone. Yet he is not alone. The house has visitors—peering in the windows, staring from across the shore. But why doesn't anyone else see them . . . and what do they want? As secrets are revealed and darker truths surface, Jack desperately struggles to maintain a grip on reality. He knows what he sees, and he isn't crazy. . . . Or is he?

From nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes a mind-bending story that will leave you realizing how subtle the lines that separate reality, imagination, and insanity really are.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061999666
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/25/2012
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 988,200
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Francine Prose is the author of twenty-one works of fiction, including Mister Monkey; the New York Times bestseller Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932; A Changed Man, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; and Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award. Her works of nonfiction include Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim, a Fulbright, and a Director’s Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, she is a former president of PEN American Center and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She lives in New York City.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

April 1, 1947

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York

Education:

B.A., Radcliffe College, 1968

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The Turning 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
megan105 More than 1 year ago
good book overall, some of it was weird/hard to follow. good twisted ending, but could be altered
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very excited to get this book for Christmas and I finished in three days. However as I was nearing the end I noticed there wasn't enough pages to complete the storyline. I ended the book thinking there would be a continuatoun but I was sadly mistaken. I am left wondering what was real and what wasn't. Not in the good suspenseful way, but in the very annoyed waste of time way. Overall decent story but could use some modifications.