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The Resource The Vanishers

The Vanishers

Label
The Vanishers
Title
The Vanishers
Statement of responsibility
Heidi Julavits
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Language
eng
Summary
From the acclaimed novelist and The Believer editor HEIDI JULAVITS, a wildly imaginative and emotionally intense novel about mothers, daughters, and the psychic damage women can inflict on one another.Is the bond between mother and daughter unbreakable, even by death? Julia Severn is a student at an elite institute for psychics. Her mentor, the legendary Madame Ackermann, afflicted by jealousy, refuses to pass the torch to her young disciple. Instead, she subjects Julia to the humiliation of reliving her mother's suicide when Julia was an infant. As the two lock horns, and Julia gains power, Madame Ackermann launches a desperate psychic attack that leaves Julia the victim of a crippling ailment. Julia retreats to a faceless job in Manhattan. But others have noted Julia's emerging gifts, and soon she's recruited to track down an elusive missing person--a controversial artist who might have a connection to her mother. As Julia sifts through ghosts and astral clues, everything she thought she knew of her mother is called into question, and she discovers that her ability to know the minds of others--including her own--goes far deeper than she ever imagined. As powerful and gripping as all of Julavits's acclaimed novels, The Vanishers is a stunning meditation on grief, female rivalry, and the furious power of a daughter's love
Summary
A power struggle between a leading student at an elite institute for psychics and her jealous legendary mentor culminates in the student being forced to relive her mother's suicide during a brutal psychic attack that relegates her to a faceless job, from which she is recruited to track down a missing controversial artist
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Award
PEN New England Award for Fiction, 2013.
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Julavits, Heidi
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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The Vanishers
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307947598
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optical disk
Label
The Vanishers
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0931846f-2d2e-4943-bc28-e9db37f23d06
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307947598
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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