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In Josie and Jack, Kelly Braffet gives us a deliciously dark, suspenseful debut novel in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith.

Beautiful, brilliant, and inseparable, Josie and Jack Raeburn live a secluded, anarchic existence in their decaying western Pennsylvania home. The only adult in their lives is their rage-prone father, a physicist, whose erratic behavior finally drives them away. Without a moral compass to guide them, Jack leads Josie into a menacing world of wealth, eroticism, and betrayal. His sociopathic tendencies emerge, and soon Josie must decide which is stronger: the love and devotion she feels for her brother or her will to survive.

From its opening page to its shocking climax, this contemporary Hansel and Gretel story is compulsively readable and hugely entertaining.

About the Author

Kelly Braffet's first novel, Josie and Jack, was published in 2005. It was praised as "wicked fun . . . a gothic tour of hell" (Los Angeles Times) and "a compelling study of love, hate, and psychopathic jealousy" (New York Post). Braffet was born in Long Beach, California, in 1976, and has lived in Arizona, rural Pennsylvania and Oxford, England. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University, and has taught novel writing at the Sackett Street Writing Workshop. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, the writer Owen King.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780544052871
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Braffet, Kelly
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050204
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.63 in 0.57 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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