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9780307382726 / 0307382729

The Grift: A Novel

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Publisher:Crown

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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What happens when a pseudo psychic suddenly gets the real gift?

Marina Marks has been on the grift as a psychic since she was a child, forced into the business by a junkie mother who was always desperate for her next fixand willing to use her solemn dark-haired daughter to peddle an extra buck. As an adult, Marina has earned a handsome living preying on the dreams and fears of her clients. She doesnt believe there is such a thing as psychic ability, but she does believe in intuition. Her gift is the ability to gain the trust of her clients and subtly raise her fees as they become more attached to her and her readings.

But when Marina moves her intuitive counseling business out of muggy, cloying Florida to the milder environs of southern California, her past follows her. As she takes on new clientsa trophy wife desperate to bear a child, a gay man involved with a closeted psychiatrist, and a philandering businessman whos smitten with hera former client resurfaces in an eerie way. Suddenly, Marina is in love for the first time, but it is a romance whose roots lie deep in her past and threaten her efforts to reinvent herself.

As Marinas life gets more and more entangled with those of her clients, she makes a startling discovery: she suddenly has the actual ability to see the future. After predicting a murder exactly as it happens, she becomes the sole suspect. Now shes the desperate onedesperate to clear her name and to discover the meaning behind her visions.

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