The Vanishers, the new novel from The Believer editor Heidi Julavits, might tie your brain in a big knot—in a good way.


The story tells of a talented psychic who is attacked by her jealous mentor, only to discover the depth of her powers. Our reviewer likened it to the films David Lynch and called it "bold and brazen" and "one hell of a headtrip."

Its surreal narrative makes for a gripping read, but at its core are classic motifs of grief and the relationship between mother and daughter.

The book trailer from Doubleday was made by Carlos Charlie Perez and is a little NSFW:

The Vanishers comes out today! Are you up for this truly unique read?

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