By Heidi Julavits
From the acclaimed novelist and The Believer editor HEIDI JULAVITS, a wildly innovative and emotionally excessive novel approximately moms, daughters, and the psychic harm girls can inflict on one another.
Is the bond among mom and daughter unbreakable, even by way of death?
Julia Severn is a pupil at an elite institute for psychics. Her mentor, the mythical Madame Ackermann, via jealousy, refuses to move the torch to her younger disciple. in its place, she topics Julia to the humiliation of reliving her mother's suicide while Julia used to be an child. because the lock horns, and Julia earnings energy, Madame Ackermann launches a determined psychic assault that leaves Julia the sufferer of a crippling ailment.
Julia retreats to a faceless activity in long island. yet others have famous Julia's rising presents, and shortly she's recruited to trace down an elusive lacking person—a debatable artist who may need a connection to her mom. As Julia sifts via ghosts and astral clues, every little thing she inspiration she knew of her mom is termed into query, and she or he discovers that her skill to grasp the minds of others—including her own—goes some distance deeper than she ever imagined.
As strong and gripping as all of Julavits's acclaimed novels, The Vanishers is a beautiful meditation on grief, woman contention, and the livid strength of a daughter's love.