The Raising by Laura Kasischke
A Novel (P.S.)

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“Kasischke’s writing does what good poetry does—it shows us an alternate world and lulls us into living in it . . . The language catapults us into another plane of existence, one of facade and reflection.”  —New York Times Book Review

“Haunting, unsettling, and unforgettable, The Raising limns love, longing, belonging and the things we only think we know about life—and yes, death.” —Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You

From Laura Kasischke, the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of In a Perfect World and The Life Before Her Eyes, comes a hypnotic mystery about one girl’s  tragic death and the fallout that occurs on her closely-knit college campus. Part Stephen King, part Donna Tartt, and wholly  unforgettable , Kasischke’s The Raising sets a new standard for hair-raising literary suspense.
 

About Laura Kasischke

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Laura Kasischke is the author of seven collections of poetry and seven novels. Her work has received many honors, including the Pushcart Prize and the Juniper Poetry Prize. Her latest, "Space in Chains," received the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. She lives in Chelsea, Michigan and teaches at the University of Michigan MFA program in Ann Arbor.
 
Published March 15, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 496 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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In a novel and poems, Laura Kasischke considers college ghostlore, mortality and grief through generations.

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Kasischke (In a Perfect World) delivers a satisfying if predictable campus novel that's both gothic romance and coming-of-age tale. A year after sorority girl Nicole Werner died in a car accident, Nic

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New York Journal of Books

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Perry is guilt-ridden and in denial over his previous actions with Nicole, and Craig either refuses or is unable to see who Nicole truly is.

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AV Club

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A horror novel about memory loss surrounding a death finds new energy in old tropes.

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As the anniversary of Nicole’s death approaches, a witness to the accident comes forward to contradict the image of the patient, sweet sorority girl with the violent, careless boyfriend—the image Nicole’s former roommate Josie believes is the only way to honor her memory.

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