Revue de presse
“An atmospheric shiver-fest . . . [a] devious, claustrophobic chiller.” (Marie Claire (UK))
“Haunting, unsettling, and unforgettable, THE RAISING limns love, longing, belonging and the things we only think we know about life--and yes, death. Told in knockout, shimmering prose, it’s a literary mystery that’s as hypnotic as it is brilliant.” (Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You)
“A fine writer, a haunted and haunting tale, a flurry of beautiful girls -- you don’t put this book down once you’ve picked it up.” (Fay Weldon, author of Kehua)
“Scary, spooky, sexy... we couldn’t put it down.” (Nylon Magazine)
“From the first page of THE RAISING, Laura Kasischke tells a story of great weight and wicked beauty . . . Don’t bother trying to put it down; it will call you back, and you’ll go. Surrender. You’ll be glad you did.” (Amy MacKinnon, author of Tethered)
“[A] literary page-turner reminiscent of Donna Tartt’s Secret History.” (Booklist)
“THE RAISING is that rare thing: a literary novel distinguished by splendid prose that is also a down-and-dirty page-turner, a creep show featuring empty caskets and walking corpses. It’s as if “The Grapes of Wrath” had been rewritten by H.P. Lovecraft.” (Chicago Tribune)
“Almost a supernatural thriller, almost a campus satire and almost but not quite a coming-of-age tale...Kasischke remains aware that she works in familiar traditions: her scenes play knowingly with the expectations...that her precedents raise, from “Buffy” to Euripides’ “Bacchae.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Nothing is as it first appears in Laura Kasischke’s suspense novel THE RAISING...Just when readers think they’ve got it all figured out, there’s another twist that spins them off in another direction...The kind of story readers won’t soon forget.” (Grand Rapids Press)
Présentation de l'éditeur
In Godwin Honors Hall, the walls are draped in black. The college is in mourning for Nicole Werner, a blonde and beautiful prom queen who died in a car crash last semester. She was a prized member of the Virgin Sisters, the most powerful sorority on campus.
Nicole's boyfriend Craig was at the wheel that night. He has no memory of the crash, but he is plagued by guilt. For as winter sets in and the nights darken, Nicole's death dominates college life - and then the hauntings begin.
Craig's roommate, Perry, doesn't believe in ghosts. He always thought Nicole was as manipulative as she was charming, and refuses to be swept up in the hysteria. But when he and his fellow sceptics join forces, he too sees Nicole's spirit in the crumbling college halls...