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The Resource A head full of ghosts, Paul Tremblay

A head full of ghosts, Paul Tremblay

Label
A head full of ghosts
Title
A head full of ghosts
Statement of responsibility
Paul Tremblay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends domestic drama, psychological suspense, and a touch of modern horror, reminiscent of Mark Z. Danielewski's 'House of Leaves, ' John Ajvide Lindqvist's 'Let the Right One In, ' and Shirley Jackson's 'The Haunting of Hill House.' The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts' plight. With John, Marjorie's father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of 'The Possession, ' a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie's younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface-and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • April 20, 2015
  • January 01, 2016
  • July 01, 2015
  • June 15, 2015
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • School Library Journal
  • BookPage
  • Library Journal
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tremblay, Paul
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.R445
LC item number
H43 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Demoniac possession
  • Exorcism
  • Reality television programs
Label
A head full of ghosts, Paul Tremblay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd15152009
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780062363237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062363237
  • (OCoLC)889166038
Label
A head full of ghosts, Paul Tremblay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd15152009
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780062363237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062363237
  • (OCoLC)889166038

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