In The Possessions, by Sara Flannery Murphy, MFA ’09, Edie’s job is to be possessed by the dead, so mourning Elysian Society clients can talk to lost loved ones — usually. Sometimes people have far more sinister aims, and Edie can’t remember what happens while she’s possessed. When handsome Patrick Braddock shows up, mourning his late wife, Sylvia — who died under mysterious circumstances — Edie’s controlled life begins to unravel as the line between her and Sylvia grows ever thinner.
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