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"Annie Colville sees dead people, and in British television and scriptwriter Slavin's debut, the dead wear chocolate brown while inhabiting the 'Waiting Room of Heaven World,' which overlaps with the everyday 'Living Room World' that the rest of us see. The ghosts reach out to Annie to enlist her in tidying up unfinished — and mundane as often as unconventional — business: which niece should get the Wedgwood teapot, which romantic path a lesbian daughter should follow. Annie also has problems of her own: her husband, Evan Bees, disappeared seven years ago, and though he's assumed dead, Annie hasn't seen him among the cocoa-clad (the countdown to when Annie can have him declared legally dead provides the book's time line); her quest to discover which of her mother's many lovers is her father is leaden with disappointment; and some ghosts prove to be more haunting than others. Annie endears herself to the reader, in part because her gift exhausts her more than it elevates her, and also because she embodies a genuine purity of heart that, in lesser hands, would be cloying." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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In this delightful debut novel, Helen Slavin takes the ghost story into a new dimension. Ever since she was a child, Annie Colville has been talking to the dead. She knows theyre dead because for some reason theyre always dressed in chocolate brown. But Annies grown up now, and things are getting serious. Especially after she falls for and marries Evan Bees. Its hard enough to lose someone you love; but what if you know they could come back to you? And they just . . . dont? During her long wait for her missing husband to come back to her, in chocolate brown or not, Annie searches through her mothers vast collection of lovers for the other missing man in her life — her father — and struggles with the questions her gift asks of her. Quirky, irreverent, moving and a little bit spooky, The Extra Large Medium will charm you completely — even as its raising the hairs on the back of your neck.

Synopsis:

In this delightful debut novel, Helen Slavin takes the ghost story into a new dimension. Ever since she was a child, Annie Colville has been talking to the dead. She knows theyre dead because for some reason theyre always dressed in chocolate brown. But Annies grown up now, and things are getting serious. Especially after she falls for and marries Evan Bees. Its hard enough to lose someone you love; but what if you know they could come back to you? And they just . . . dont? During her long wait for her missing husband to come back to her, in chocolate brown or not, Annie searches through her mothers vast collection of lovers for the other missing man in her life — her father — and struggles with the questions her gift asks of her. Quirky, irreverent, moving and a little bit spooky, The Extra Large Medium will charm you completely — even as its raising the hairs on the back of your neck.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802170323
Author:
Slavin, Helen
Publisher:
Grove Press, Black Cat
Author:
Slavin
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women mediums
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 10 oz

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Product details 240 pages Grove Press, Black Cat - English 9780802170323 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Annie Colville sees dead people, and in British television and scriptwriter Slavin's debut, the dead wear chocolate brown while inhabiting the 'Waiting Room of Heaven World,' which overlaps with the everyday 'Living Room World' that the rest of us see. The ghosts reach out to Annie to enlist her in tidying up unfinished — and mundane as often as unconventional — business: which niece should get the Wedgwood teapot, which romantic path a lesbian daughter should follow. Annie also has problems of her own: her husband, Evan Bees, disappeared seven years ago, and though he's assumed dead, Annie hasn't seen him among the cocoa-clad (the countdown to when Annie can have him declared legally dead provides the book's time line); her quest to discover which of her mother's many lovers is her father is leaden with disappointment; and some ghosts prove to be more haunting than others. Annie endears herself to the reader, in part because her gift exhausts her more than it elevates her, and also because she embodies a genuine purity of heart that, in lesser hands, would be cloying." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
In this delightful debut novel, Helen Slavin takes the ghost story into a new dimension. Ever since she was a child, Annie Colville has been talking to the dead. She knows theyre dead because for some reason theyre always dressed in chocolate brown. But Annies grown up now, and things are getting serious. Especially after she falls for and marries Evan Bees. Its hard enough to lose someone you love; but what if you know they could come back to you? And they just . . . dont? During her long wait for her missing husband to come back to her, in chocolate brown or not, Annie searches through her mothers vast collection of lovers for the other missing man in her life — her father — and struggles with the questions her gift asks of her. Quirky, irreverent, moving and a little bit spooky, The Extra Large Medium will charm you completely — even as its raising the hairs on the back of your neck.
"Synopsis" by ,
In this delightful debut novel, Helen Slavin takes the ghost story into a new dimension. Ever since she was a child, Annie Colville has been talking to the dead. She knows theyre dead because for some reason theyre always dressed in chocolate brown. But Annies grown up now, and things are getting serious. Especially after she falls for and marries Evan Bees. Its hard enough to lose someone you love; but what if you know they could come back to you? And they just . . . dont? During her long wait for her missing husband to come back to her, in chocolate brown or not, Annie searches through her mothers vast collection of lovers for the other missing man in her life — her father — and struggles with the questions her gift asks of her. Quirky, irreverent, moving and a little bit spooky, The Extra Large Medium will charm you completely — even as its raising the hairs on the back of your neck.
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