168 pages, 8.2 × 5.3 × 0.98 in
July 1, 2003
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1569473285
ISBN - 13: 9781569473283
Read from the Book
1IN JANUARY I HAD A proposal due to my boss, Leon Fields, on a new project. We were renovating a clothing store in a strip mall outside the city. Nothing tremendous. I finished the proposal on a Friday morning and dropped it on his desk with a cheerful little note—“Let me know what you think!”—while he was in a meeting with a new client in the conference room. Later that morning Leon threw open his office door witha bang.“Amanda!” he called. “Come in here.” I rushed to his office. He picked up a handful of papers off his desk and stared at me, his flabby face white with anger.“What the hell is this?”“I don’t know.” It looked like my proposal—same heading, same format. My hands shook. I couldn’t imagine what was wrong. Leon handed me the papers and I read the first line: Leon Fields is a cocksucking faggot.“What is this?” I asked Leon.He stared at me. “You tell me. You just dropped it on my desk.”My head spun. “What are you talking about? I put the proposal on your desk, not this, the proposal for the new job.”I sifted through the papers on his desk for the proposal I had dropped off. “What is this, a joke?”“Amanda,” he said. “Three people said they saw you go to the printer, print this out, and bring it to my desk.”I felt like I had stepped into a bad dream. There was no logic, no reason anymore. “Wait,” I said to Leon. I ran back to my desk, printed out the proposal, checked it, and brought it back to Leon’s office. He had calmed down a little and was sitting in his big leat
From the Publisher
From the author of Saturn’s Return to New York comes this dark psychological thriller.
"‘What we think is impos-sible happens all the time.’ So claims the beguiling narrator of Come Closer, and after reading this spare and menacing tale, the reader has to agree. Sara Gran has created a sly, satisfying (fast!) novel of one young woman possessed not only by a demon but also by her own secret desires."—Stewart O’Nan
About the Author
Sara Gran is the author of the novels Saturn's Return to New York, Dope, and Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, the first in a detective series. Her work has been published in over a dozen countries and in nearly twice as many magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Sara Gran now lives in California.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
“What begins as a sly fable about frustrated desire evolves into a genuinely scary novel about possession and insanity. Hypnotic, disturbing, and written with such unerring confidence you believe every word, Come Closer is one of the most precise and graceful pieces of fiction I've read in a long time.”—Bret Easton Ellis “Ideal for an evening’s reading, with a kick that will stay with the reader for days afterward.”—Dallas Morning News “Sara Gran has written an intelligent horror story, a literary creepshow that works its magic subtly and well. It’s a marvel of restraint and taste, and still it worms its way under your skin and stays there.”—Darin Strauss “Sara Gran’s Come Closer ought to carry a warning to readers. It’s impossible to begin this intense, clever, beautifully written novel without turning every page. A wonderful accomplishment.”—Margot Livesey “I read Come Closer on the train, in a snowstorm, on a cold December night. It was the right atmosphere for this perfectly noirish tale of madness and love. Author Sara Gran writes with scalpel-like clarity, expertly blending tones to create a new kind of psychological thriller. I loved this book. Days after finishing it, it has not left my mind.”—George Pelecanos “‘What we think is impossible happens all the time.’ So claims the beguiling narrator of Come Closer, and after reading this spare and menacing tale, the reader has to agree. Sara Gran has created a sly, satisfying (fast!) novel of one young woman posses