The Grownup

The Grownup

The Edgar award-winning short story from the author of Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 27/10/2015

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The Edgar-winning short story from the author of Gone Girl.

The perfect stocking filler for Flynn fans.

A young woman is making a living faking it as a cut-price psychic (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke.

Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and 15-year-old stepson Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor. Susan has become convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home. The young woman doesn't believe in exorcism or the supernatural. However when she enters the house for the first time, she begins to feel it too, as if the very house is watching her, waiting, biding its time . . .

The Grownup, which originally appeared as 'What Do You Do?' in George R. R. Martin's Rogues anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world's most original and skilled voices in fiction.

ISBN:
9781474603041
9781474603041
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
27-10-2015
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
1st Edition
Pages:
80
Dimensions (mm):
199x130x7mm
Weight:
0.1kg
Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn was the chief TV critic for Entertainment Weekly and now writes full-time. Her first novel Sharp Objects was the winner of two CWA Daggers and was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger.

Her latest novel, Gone Girl, is a massive No.1 bestseller. The film adaptation of Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher and starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, won the Hollywood Film Award 2014.

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