Julia

Julia

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by Peter Straub
     
 

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In a house in London a woman starts a new life, trying to put tragedy behind her. Then a pretty blonde child runs into view, bringing with her an inexplicable suggestion of evil.

Once Julia Lofting had a husband and a daughter. But everything has changed since she bolted from her marriage, in flight from the unbearable truth of her daughter's death. For Julia,

Overview

In a house in London a woman starts a new life, trying to put tragedy behind her. Then a pretty blonde child runs into view, bringing with her an inexplicable suggestion of evil.

Once Julia Lofting had a husband and a daughter. But everything has changed since she bolted from her marriage, in flight from the unbearable truth of her daughter's death. For Julia, there is no escape. Another child awaits, another mother suffers, and a circle of the damned gathers around her. The haunting has begun . . .

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Peter Straub is a national treasure.” —Lawrence Block 

“An extraordinarily gripping and tantalizing read.” —New Statesman
 
“A crazy-quilt of horror.” —Milwaukee Journal
 
“Genuinely frightening.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“I haven’t read anything that so terrifyingly evoked the presence of evil and supernatural threat since The Exorcist. Julia may be better.” —The Buffalo News
 
“Haunting, in every sense of the word.”—Robert Bloch, author of Psycho

“You expect the horrifying in the fiction of Peter Straub . . . and you get it.” —The New York Times 

“[Straub] is a master at blurring the supernatural, the real-world-scary, and the monsters in your psyche.” —The Plain Dealer

“Not since Edgar Allan Poe has an author taken such liberties with his readers’ nerves.” —Cosmopolitan

“Straub is the master of subtle, smoldering dread.” —People

“Straub well understands the dark recesses of the psyche where the personal demons dwell.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Peter Straub is a fine storyteller.” —The Washington Post

“When Peter Straub turns on all his jets, no one in the scream factory can equal him.” —Stephen King

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804172844
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/23/2014
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
75,877
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Straub was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is the author of fourteen novels. He has won the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and two World Fantasy awards, and was elected Grand Master at the 1998 World Horror Convention. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York City
Date of Birth:
March 2, 1943
Place of Birth:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Education:
B.A. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1965; M.A., Columbia University, 1966
Website:
http://www.peterstraub.net

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Julia 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's rushed and kind of pointless. Lots of plot points that go nowhere.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thats my name
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Locked out? Fail! Next res or something lol