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The Grownup

(2015)
A Novella by

 
 
The Edgar-winning short story from the author of Gone Girl.

A young woman is making a living, faking it as a cut-price psychic working at Spiritual Palms (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage - mostly by telling people what they want to hear.

But then she meets Susan Burke. Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and 15-year-old stepson, Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor, built in 1893. Susan has become convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home and taking possession of the stepson. She has even found trickles of blood on the wall.

The young woman doesn't believe in exorcism or the supernatural, but she does see an opportunity to make a lot of money. However, when she enters the house for the first time and meets Miles, she begins to feel it, too, as if the very house is watching her, waiting, biding its time....

'The Grownup', which originally appeared as 'What Do You Do' in George R. R. Martin's Rogues anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world's most original and skilled voices in fiction.

    

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November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
ISBN: 0-8041-8897-1 / 978-0-8041-8897-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Grownup
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
ISBN: 1-4746-0304-1 / 978-1-4746-0304-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
ISBN: 1-101-90732-0 / 978-1-101-90732-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown Pub
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November 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
ISBN: 0-451-48423-1 / 978-0-451-48423-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Grownup
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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November 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Grownup
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


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November 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Grownup (Kindle Single)
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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November 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl (Kindle Single)
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Crown
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