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Maud Strand has an idyllic life with her parents in New Orleans, surrounded by family and friends. From childhood, she has had prophetic dreams which benefit Adele, the family housekeeper, who does a little gambling. Maud is in college when she's traumatized by the sudden death of her father in a car accident. Overwhelmed by grief, Maud becomes alienated from her mother, Celia, especially when she starts dating a tourist from Montana. When Celia begins talking about remarriage, Maud moves to New York. She is drifting New York when she rents an apartment from Lina Sandor, a psychic who uses the name Madame Budska. But Madame Budska is no ordinary psychic. Her clients are a billionaire hedge fund manager, a political kingmaker, a studio head, a TV talk show host, a crazy college professor, etc. Lina asks Maud to take over the psychic business while Lina goes away for what she calls "the big reveal." Reluctant at first, Maud finally agrees and trains for the job. Lina teaches Maud to "listen until you hear" and "look until you see." And as Maud does that, she has powerful dreams that give her deep insight into the behavior of the influential people she is meeting. Maud wants to be able to dream about the dead so that she can talk to her dad. It's this dream that leads Maud through a dark tunnel from which she must escape on her own.
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Alana Cash is a multi-awardwinning author, filmmaker and teacher. She was part of the PBS series "The Writer's Exchange" that was translated into 8 languages. Her documentary films on women in science have sold worldwide and aired on ORF in Austria, Germany, Switzerland. Alana's adventures have taken her on a solo trek in war-torn Serbia, ride-alongs with NYPD, and parasailing in Mexico. She plays the castanets.