The Extra Large Medium

Paperback / softback
Ever since she was a child, Annie Colville has been talking to the dead. She knows they're dead because for some reason they're always dressed in chocolate brown. And they hang around where Annie can see them because they're worried about the things they left undone. Their crucial unfinished business. Like where they left the key to the shed, or who should get the prized family tea set. But Annie's grown up now and things are getting serious. Especially after she falls for Evan Bees. It's hard enough to lose someone you love; but what if you know they could come back to you? And they just . . . don't? During her long wait for her missing husband to come back to her, in chocolate brown or not, Annie searches through her mother's vast collection of lovers for the other missing man in her life--her father--and struggles with the questions her gift asks of her. Who is the mysterious girl who sits by the lake at the Country Park? What happened to the lost woman whose sister never stopped searching for her? And why are so many of the dead voices called Jim? In this wonderful debut novel, Helen Slavin has taken the ghost story into a new dimension. Quirky, irreverent, moving, and a little bit spooky, The Extra Large Medium will charm you completely--even as it's raising the hairs on the back of your neck.