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The Possessions

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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