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Josie and Jack

(2005)
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In Josie and Jack, Kelly Braffet gives us a deliciously dark, suspenseful debut novel in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith. Beautiful, brilliant, and inseparable, Josie and Jack Raeburn live a secluded, anarchic existence in their decaying western Pennsylvania home. The only adult in their lives is their rage-prone father, a physicist, whose erratic behavior finally drives them away. Without a moral compass to guide them, Jack leads Josie into a menacing world of wealth, eroticism, and betrayal. His sociopathic tendencies emerge, and soon Josie must decide which is stronger: the love and devotion she feels for her brother or her will to survive. From its opening page to its shocking climax, this contemporary Hansel and Gretel story is compulsively readable and hugely entertaining.

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"I couldn't stop reading this marvelous book." - Peter Straub


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Hardback Editions

February 2005 : USA Hardback

Title: Josie and Jack
Author(s): Kelly Braffet
ISBN: 1-4177-1756-4 / 978-1-4177-1756-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

February 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Josie and Jack: A Novel
Author(s): Kelly Braffet
ISBN: 0-618-44143-3 / 978-0-618-44143-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Josie and Jack: A Novel
Author(s): Kelly Braffet
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA