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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gendeg - LibraryThing
Here’s the perfect set-up for a black comedy: an overweight, repressed psychic named Alison must confront her own ghosts—and not just symbolic ghosts, like mere stand-ins of desires and secrets, but ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing
This book is most definitely not for everyone, and not even for everyone who loves Hilary Mantel otherwise. t's necessary to let yourself slip into another world, much as you must do with the Harry ... Read full review