Exit Ghost

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Jennifer R. Donohue
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.63 inches | 1.14 pounds

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Shakespeare as you've never seen it and witchcraft as he never imagined - this brilliant modern retelling is a distillation of everything I love in Donohue's short fiction. It is a wild cry of pain and love and revenge and grief, a quest for justice, and a paean to friendship, packed with intrigue and action. Premee Mohamed, Nebula award winning author of And What Can We Offer You Tonight

Exit Ghost is a novel that stays with you. Jen Donohue's unbelievable writing skills are on full display here in this ghost story murder mystery tale of grief, healing, intrigue, and friendship. Donohue constructs a tale as thrilling as it is emotional and involving, finely weaving strands to a profound and gorgeous narrative until the splendid final page. Zachary Rosenberg, author of Hungers as Old as This Land

Jennifer R. Donohue revisits the topographies of grief and of recovery through a witchy retelling of Hamlet that takes the reader into dark places. Rituals, ghosts and an adorable Doberman, this is a tale with heart and with power. Anita Harris Satkunananthan, author of Watermyth

The modern fantasy retelling of Hamlet which I never knew I needed, set on the Jersey Shore with a snarky gender-flipped Hamlet and her dog named Yorick, a vivid cast of characters, and witches and dark magic galore. A deeply atmospheric, immersive story of grief, loss, love, mystery, doubt, and revenge. Slyly witty in its homage to Shakespeare but also very much its own thing, Exit Ghost is beautifully written, compelling, and moving. Vanessa Fogg, writer and reviewer.

Exit Ghost is a witchy, queer, and riveting tale of family, vengeance, lust, the excellence of dogs, and a bit of ghost-induced madness. Donohue skillfully weaves magic (and Shakespeare) into the Jersey Shore landscape, delving deep into the complex and crucial bonds of friendship and love between the characters. It's a gripping read, full of heart, soul, and wicked witchcraft. Maria Haskins, writer and reviewer

Grief, magic, secrets, and vengeance collide beautifully-and explosively-in Jennifer Donohue's Exit Ghost. This is a dark, heartfelt tale that shows everything is possible, but it always comes at a price. Gabino Iglesias, author of The Devil Takes you Home

Beautiful and brutal - Kel, bookseller extraordinaire

Exit Ghost is a masterclass of a novel, awash in blood, and magic, and Jersey Shore sea salt. It's a tale of loss and the lengths one compelling mess of a woman will go through to right the wrongs she and her family have suffered. This heartfelt modern retelling of Hamlet elevates itself far past those humble roots to become something truly extraordinary in Donohue's capable hands. Exit Ghost is an absolutely terrific novel by an incredible wordsmith that will continue to haunt you even after you put it down.

Meghan Ball, writer, editor, and New Jersey goth