The Residence

Category: Book
By (author): Pyper, Andrew
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Horror
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Occult & Supernatural
  FICTION / Thrillers / Historical
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: September 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 9in x 228.6mm x 155.57mm x 6.125in x 25.4mm x 1in
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From The Publisher*<b>In this terrifying ghost story based on true events, the President's late son haunts the White House, threatening all who live in it-and the divided America beyond its walls. From the bestselling author of <i>The Homecoming</i>.</b><BR><BR>The year is 1853. President-elect Franklin Pierce is traveling with his family to Washington, DC, when tragedy strikes. In an instant, their train runs off the rails, violently flinging passengers about the cabin. When the great iron machine finally comes to rest, the only casualty is the Pierces' son, Bennie. The loss sends First Lady Jane Pierce into mourning, and casts Franklin's presidency under a pall of sorrow and grief.<BR> <BR>As the Pierces move into the White House, they are soon plagued by events both bizarre and disturbing. Strange sounds seem to come from the walls and ceiling, ghostly voices echo out of time itself, and visions of spirits crushed under the weight of American history pass through empty hallways. But when Jane orchestrates a séance with the infamous Fox Sisters-the most noted Spiritualists of the day-the barrier between this world and the next is torn asunder. Something horrific comes through and takes up residence alongside Franklin and Jane in the very walls of the mansion itself.<BR> <BR>Only by overcoming their grief and confronting their darkest secrets can Jane and Franklin hope to rid themselves-and America-of the entity that seeks to make the White House its permanent home.
Review Quote*"A supernatural thriller steeped in the melancholic and macabre, the kind of ghost story that will keep you up at night. A vivid nightmare of a book."<BR> - <b>IAIN REID</b>, bestselling author of <i>I'm Thinking of Ending Things</i> and <i>Foe</i>
Review Quote*"Andrew Pyper shows us the White House as we've never seen it before. Haunted. Possessed. And occupied by a demon. <i>The Residence </i>shows the depths of sadness and madness possible through grief. A Gothic horror story that is rich with emotional complexity and as beautiful as it is terrifying."<BR> - <b>ALMA KATSU</b>, author of <i>The Deep </i>and <i>The Hunger </i>
Review Quote*"A terrifying ghost story based on true events."<BR> - <b><i>49th Shelf</i></b>
Review Quote*"The only thing more bewitching than a ghost in the White House is putting its story in the hands of Andrew Pyper. Herein lies the coupling of the uncanny with the all-too-real, and the glow from such a pairing lights the way to a chilling, profound reading."<BR> - <b>JOSH MALERMAN</b>, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Bird Box</i> and <i>Malorie</i>
Review Quote*"Andrew Pyper's work never fails to amaze and <i>The Residence</i> is no exception. He is the rare writer who always manages to create a fun, scary page-turner that is also deeply literate and achingly human."<BR> - <b>JEFF LEMIRE</b>, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Descender</i> and <i>Essex County</i>
Biographical NoteAndrew Pyper is the internationally bestselling author of nine previous novels, including <i>The Demonologist</i>, which won the International Thriller Writers award for Best Hardcover Novel, and <i>The Killing Circle</i>, which was selected a <i>New York Times</i> Best Crime Novel of the Year. He lives in Toronto. Visit and follow him on Twitter @AndrewPyper.
Review Quote*"Legitimately creepy . . . Recommended for fans of historical fiction with a bite, like that of Alma Katsu."<BR> - <b><i>Booklist</i></b>
Review Quote*"As timely as it is scary."<BR> - <b><i>Toronto Star</i></b>
Review Quote*"Pyper does a good job of haunting the White House . . . [and] this eerie ghost story is sure to please horror fans."<BR> - <b><i>Publishers Weekly</i></b>