Beyond Black: A Novel
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
Colette and Alison are unlikely cohorts: one a shy, drab beanpole of an assistant, the other a charismatic, corpulent psychic whose connection to the spiritual world torments her. When they meet at a fair, Alison invites Colette at once to join her on the road as her personal assistant and companion. Troubles spiral out of control when the pair moves to a suburban wasteland in what was once the English countryside. It is not long before the place beyond black threatens to uproot their lives forever. This is Hilary Mantel at her finest--insightful, darkly comic, unorthodox, and thrilling to read.
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Review: Beyond BlackUser Review - David M - Goodreads
Petty, mean-spirited. Of course in real life people are often capable of monstrous cruelty, but I think it's important to consider their motives. Otherwise we're left with this depthless, sitcom-style ... Read full review
Review: Beyond BlackUser Review - Goodreads
The title refers to the other side of death, the world of spirits. This is a strange but fascinating and well-written book, perfect to read in the fall, when the leaves are turning colors and dying ... Read full review