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The Ghost in the House
By (author): Sara O'Leary
9780385686259 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Literary Jul 07, 2020
$22.95 CAD
Active 5.44 x 8.01 x 0.57 in | 0.48 lb 208 pages Doubleday Canada
What if you found out that there was a ghost haunting your home? What if you found out that you were the ghost?

In the middle of her life, Fay wakes up on the top of her piano with a strong intuition that something is not right. To all appearances everything is perfect: married to a man she loves, living in the house she dreamt of as a child, her life is full of possibility. Except—for reasons not immediately clear to Fay—she is now haunting her own once-happy home.

Everything that should be familiar is suddenly altered. But furniture in the wrong places and walls the wrong colour are nothing compared to the fact that there is another woman in the house. A woman who is sharing Fay’s husband’s bed. There is also a strange, wan girl roaming the house and claiming that she has “brought Fay back.”

Somehow her husband has moved on and made a new life without her and now he finds himself in the unenviable position of sharing a house with two wives, one of whom harbours thoughts of revenge.

As Fay begins to come to terms with the reality of her situation, she must confront all of the choices she has made, as well as those she hasn’t—and now never will.

This glimmering and darkly comedic novel explores both the domestic and the existential, delving into the dark heart of marriage and the meaning of a life.

The Ghost in the House strips away all that seems less than essential, leaving behind a story that is raw and polished and as close to true as fiction can be.

Story Locale: Vancouver, BC

BELOVED TUNDRA AUTHOR: Like her brilliant picture books for children, Sara’s adult writing is imaginative and engaging. We’re so thrilled to keep her in the PRHC family and welcome her to team Doubleday.

DEBUT NOVEL: Sara O’Leary has penned several beloved children’s books and two collections of short stories for adults, but The Ghost in the House is her first novel.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?: Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this novel forces readers to confront powerful questions about death and the ties that bind us.

TWIST ENDING: This deceptively simple novel has a surprising conclusion.

SARA O’LEARY is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of a collection of short stories, Comfort Me With Apples; a series of postcard stories, Wish You Were Here; as well as a number of picture books, including (in collaboration with Julie Morstad) the beloved This Is Sadie. She first studied fiction at the Saskatchewan School of the Arts and went on to complete an MFA at the University of British Columbia. She has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal.

Author Residence: Hudson, QC

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Author Website: 123oleary.blogspot.ca

Author Social Media: Twitter: @saraoleary; Instagram: @123olearyo

Advance Praise for The Ghost in the House:

“Sara O’Leary’s The Ghost in the House, riven by ambiguities and dissolutions, is a story of both love and profound solitude. Piercing, disorienting and tender.” —Madeleine Thien, author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Sorrowful, lovely and funny in equal partsThe Ghost in the House depicts overwhelming love in heartbreaking counterbalance with an inescapable loneliness.” —Lynn Coady, author of Watching You Without Me
 
“Sara O’Leary opens the front of Fay’s dollhouse life to examine love and grief as only she can, with a penetrating view of the smallest things that make us eternally loving, endlessly lonely and forever indelibly ourselves.” —Marina Endicott, author of The Difference 

I so loved this deeply moving tale of loss and acceptance. A ghost stuck in her house, haunting her husband and his new family. (An extraordinary tale for these housebound times.)” —Edward Carey, author of Little

The Ghost in the House is a beautiful reverie on how we live and love, a dream of a novel that left me stealing furtive glances at my loved ones, willing myself to appreciate them more and tell them so while we’re all still here. If you’ve lost someone you love, or wondered what it will feel like when it happens, O’Leary’s ghost will haunt you—in the best way.” —Jessica Francis Kane, author of Rules for Visiting
 
“A thirty-something ghost yearning for her life, a teenage girl toying with ending hers. Can they help each other to move on? This is the extraordinary premise of Sara O’Leary’s The Ghost in the House, a novel written with such aching delicacy it will haunt you long after you’ve turned the final page.” —Esta Spalding, author of The Fitzgerald-Trout series

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