The Turning by Francine ProseThe Turning by Francine Prose

The Turning

byFrancine Prose

Hardcover | February 4, 2014

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A dark house.
An isolated island.
Strange dreams
and even stranger
visions . . .

Jack is spending the summer on a private island far from modern conveniences. No Wi-Fi, no cell service, no one else on the island but a housekeeper and the two very peculiar children in his care. The first time Jack sees the huge black mansion atop a windswept hill, he senses something cold, something more sinister than even the dark house itself.

Soon, he feels terribly isolated and alone. Yet he is not alone. The house has visitors—peering in the windows, staring from across the shore. But why doesn't anyone else see them . . . and what do they want? As secrets are revealed and darker truths surface, Jack desperately struggles to maintain a grip on reality. He knows what he sees, and he isn't crazy. . . . Or is he?

From nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes a mind-bending story that will leave you realizing how subtle the lines that separate reality, imagination, and insanity really are.

Francine Prose is the author of twenty works of fiction. Her novelA Changed Manwon the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, andBlue Angelwas a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimedAnne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and theNew York TimesbestsellerReading Like a Writer....
Title:The TurningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.6 × 5.8 × 0.96 inPublished:February 4, 2014Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061999660

ISBN - 13:9780061999666


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suspenseful I actually really liked this book, it kept me on edge. Thoroughly enjoyed.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A creepy and strange retelling of a creepy and strange classic Being familiar with The Turn of the Screw this modern YA retelling didn't contain any surprises as I knew how the story was likely to turn out but I still found it very creepy and strange. As Jack begins to descend into madness I was never quite sure if the ghosts he was seeing were driving him mad or if the madness was causing him to see what wasn't really there. Either way it was disturbing to see a normal teenage boy transform so completely. I thought the change was a little too sudden but in such a short book I suppose it had to be. Jack is only going to be on the island for two months so everything has to happen quickly!
Date published: 2014-09-30