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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Alluring…Prose masterfully builds suspense…This spin on the classic tale is an enticing blend of gothic elements and psychological complexities.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A gripping horror story that offers a fresh take on James’ classic.”


  • “A gripping page-turner that even reluctant readers will have trouble putting down.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Eerie…Prose’s novel, written in first-person, allows the reader to feel the protagonist’s desperation intensely…A finely tuned ghost story…Prose’s use of symbolism, the written word, and awareness—or lack thereof—of the spiritual world, is neatly reinvented in The Turning…abrupt and thought provoking.”


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