The Sub

The Sub

A Study in Witchcraft

Book - 1999
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Following The Businessman, The M.D., and The Priest, Thomas M. Disch, heralded by Newsweek as "the most formidably gifted unfamous American writer," now continues his masterful series of horror-fantasy novels set in his own "supernatural Minnesota." At the very moment substitute teacher Diana Turney recovers memories of sexual abuse at the hands of her father, she finds herself weilding a potent brand of witchcraft: the Circe-like ability to turn people into their totemic animals. But once she unleashes these exhilarating matamorphoses on the citizens of the small hamlet of Leech Lake, she learns that she has not been given these powers so much as she has been given to them; that others, including her enemies, have similar gifts; that she has become the conduit of her ghastly father's evil energies, long dormant but now sprung to life; and that despite her unearthly gifts, escape this time might prove impossible. A work of fiendishly pleasurable plotting and prose, The Sub weaves a myriad number of strands--including New Age, Native American, and fundamentalist thinking--into a tapestry that is ethically devious, blackly comic, and increasingly horrifying.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780679442929
Branch Call Number: FIC DISCH 1999
Characteristics: 285 pages ; 25 cm


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