Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Eight books about characters with psychic abilities

Katya Apekina is a novelist, screenwriter and translator. Her novel, The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish, was named a Best Book of 2018 by Kirkus, Buzzfeed, LitHub and others, was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize, and has been translated into Spanish, Catalan, French, German, and Italian. She has published stories in various literary magazines and translated poetry and prose for Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky (2008), short-listed for the Best Translated Book Award. She co-wrote the screenplay for the feature film New Orleans, Mon Amour, which premiered at SXSW in 2008. She is the recipient of an Elizabeth George grant, an Olin Fellowship, the Alena Wilson prize, and a 3rd Year Fiction Fellowship from Washington University in St. Louis, where she did her MFA. She has done residencies at VCCA, Playa, Ucross, Art Omi: Writing, and Fondation Jan Michalski in Switzerland. Born in Moscow, she grew up in Boston, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter and dog.

Apekina's new novel is Mother Doll.

At Electric Lit the author tagged eight "stories about characters who can predict the future and connect to the other side," including:
Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel

Alison, a psychic, and Colette, her personal assistant, travel around the suburbs of London doing readings and channeling the dead. When they settle down in the suburbs, things gets dark. Alison’s contact with the dead has been scarier than she has let on.
Read about another entry on the list.

Beyond Black is among M. M. DeLuca's five top books that feature mediums & the spirit world, Isaac Fellman's five books that feel like a trippy haunted house, Laura Purcell's ten top books about spirit mediums, Jess Kidd's ten essential supernatural mysteries, and Sarah Porter's five top books with unusual demons and devils.

--Marshal Zeringue