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The Grip Of It (2017, original release: 2017)
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Published: New York : Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2017 ©2017
Edition:  First edition
Description:  276 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780374536916, 0374536910,
Language:  English


"A chilling literary horror novel about a young couple haunted by their newly purchased home Jac Jemc's The Grip of It tells the eerie story of a young couple haunted by their new home. Julie and James settle into a house in a small town outside the city where they met. The move--prompted by James's penchant for gambling, his inability to keep his impulses in check--is quick and seamless; both Julie and James are happy to leave behind their usual haunts and start afresh. But this house, which sits between lake and forest, has plans for the unsuspecting couple. As Julie and James try to settle into their home and their relationship, the house and its surrounding terrain become the locus of increasingly strange happenings. The architecture--claustrophobic, riddled with hidden rooms within room--becomes unrecognizable, decaying before their eyes. Stains are animated on the wall--contracting, expanding--and map themselves onto Julie's body in the form of bruises; mold spores taint the water that James pours from the sink. Together the couple embark on a panicked search for the source of their mutual torment, a journey that mires them in the history of their peculiar neighbors and the mysterious residents who lived in the house before Julie and James. Written in creepy, potent prose, The Grip of It is an enthralling, psychologically intense novel that deals in questions of home: how we make it and how it in turn makes us, inhabiting the bodies and the relationships we cherish."--

"A chilling literary horror novel about a young couple who purchase and live in a haunted house"--

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The Grip of It

The Grip of It, a horror novel by Chicago author Jac Jemc, is a fast-paced, unsettling story of a young couple who move into a house in a small town away from the city in which they met.

The book alternates perspectives between the couple, Julie and James, as they attempt to reconnect following James’ gambling addiction and the trust issues that follow.

As they settle in, the house, which has an unusual layout with secret passageways and rooms, becomes increasingly malevolent – rooms change, becoming unrecognizable, stains on the wall expand and contract. This affects Julie and James mentally and physically, laying bare their unresolved problems. They attempt to solve the mysteries surrounding the house involving past residents, and a strange neighbor who may or may not have lived there before.

Jemc’s prose is chilling, poetic, and economical. The Grip of It is psychological horror that questions the meaning of home and its constructive and destructive effects on relationships with those we love.

The Grip of It will appeal to fans of horror, suspense, and relationship-based fiction. Check out her other novels here in eBook form.
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