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Diary: A Novel





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Chuck Palahniuk, the bestselling author of Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby continues his twenty-first-century reinvention of the horror novel in this scary and profound look at our quest for some sort of immortality.

Diary takes the form of a coma diary kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in a hospital after a suicide attempt. Once she was an art student dreaming of creativity and freedom; now, after marrying Peter at school and being brought back to once quaint, now tourist-overrun Waytansea Island, shes been reduced to the condition of a resort hotel maid. Peter, it turns out, has been hiding rooms in houses hes remodeled and scrawling vile messages all over the wallsan old habit of builders but dramatically overdone in Peters case. Angry homeowners are suing left and right, and Mistys dreams of artistic greatness are in ashes. But then, as if possessed by the spirit of Maura Kinkaid, a fabled Waytansea artist of the nineteenth century, Misty begins painting again, compulsively. But can her newly discovered talent be part of a larger, darker plan? Of course it can &
Diary is a dark, hilarious, and poignant act of storytelling from Americas favorite, most inventive nihilist. It is Chuck Palahniuks finest novel yet.

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