A New Horror Novel Lives Up To Its Lofty Ambitions

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“‘You can see how uncomfortable it makes her,’ Elaine said as if Harper were now her conspirator. ‘Even now, even with the book written, she’s still embarrassed by how messy and fleshy it is when I forget to keep it only in the past for her — the stink of it has her wrinkling