This cover. It does things to me. Why? Do you see that glorious building? That’s why. And the way the title takes its shape according to the lines and angles of the roof? That’s why, too. The fog rising off the water? The lights burning in the windows? The desaturated sky? Why, why, and why. When I saw it yesterday my immediate reaction was WANT.
I’ve never read Prose before, but this book, based on the cover and the summary (below), is a must have. Hopefully it will live up to the potential of both.
“Jack is babysitting for the summer on an isolated island with no Wi-Fi, no cell service, and no one else around but a housekeeper and two very peculiar children. He immediately senses something sinister-and it’s not just the creepy black house he’s living in. Soon he is feeling terribly isolated and alone, but then he discovers there are others. The problem is, he’s the only who can see them. 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?
Where does reality end and insanity begin? The Turn of the Screw reinvented for modern-day teens, by National Book Award finalist Francine Prose”
The Turning is due out on September 25th.