The Between by Tananarive Due

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When Hilton was just a boy, his grandmother sacrificed her life to save him from drowning. Thirty years later, he begins to suspect that he was never meant to survive that accident, and that dark forces are working to rectify that mistake.

When Hilton's wife, the only elected African-American judge in Dade County, FL, begins to receive racist hate mail, he becomes obsessed with protecting his family. Soon, however, he begins to have horrible nightmares, more intense and disturbing than any he has ever experienced. Are the strange dreams trying to tell him something? His sense of reality begins to slip away as he battles both the psychotic threatening to destroy his family and the even more terrifying enemy stalking his sleep. Chilling and utterly convincing, The Between follows the struggles of a man desperately trying to hold on to the people and life he loves, but may have already lost. The compelling plot holds readers in suspense until the final, profound moment of resolution.


About Tananarive Due

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Tananarive Due is an American Book Award-winning, Essence bestselling author of Blood Colony, The Living Blood, The Good House, and Joplin’s Ghost. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her blog at
Published December 13, 2011 by HarperTorch. 290 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Hilton undergoes still more fantasies bordering on virtual reality as, meanwhile, Dede receives racist death threats by mail--threats that, psychically, Hilton sees come from Charles Ray Goode, a released rapist whom Dede once sent to jail.

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The mystical explanation Due posits for Hilton's predicament, involving ``travelers,'' or persons who unconsciously use dreams as ``doorways'' to elude fate and live in ``the between'' world, is not nearly as disturbing as her depiction of Hilton's gradual decline from caring husband and father t...

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