The Between


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$17.99  $16.73
Harper Perennial
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Tananarive Due (tah-nah-nah-REEVE doo) is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She is an executive producer on Shudder's groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. Her books include Ghost Summer: Stories, My Soul to Keep, The Good House, and The Reformatory. She and her late mother, civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due, coauthored Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights. She is married to author Steven Barnes, with whom she collaborates on screenplays. They live with their son, Jason.


"A finely honed work that always engages and frequently surprises." -- New York Times Book Review

"Due masterfully maintains suspense all the while delineating her characters with a psychological realism that makes the unbelieble credible." -- Washington Post Book World

"This novel of horror and the supernatural has an intriguing and suspenseful plot." -- Booklist

"An extraordinary work of humane imagination...Call it magic realism with soul. The closest compatriot of The Between is Toni Morrison's Beloved. Not shabby." -- Locus

"Due's first novel, a skillful blend of horror and the supernatural, poses questions about life and identity that transcend racial boundaries." -- Publishers Weekly

"An intriguing first novel...neatly plotted and smoothly told." -- Kirkus Reviews

"An irresistible page-turner." -- Emerge

"The Between weaves the real and the surreal into a compelling tapestry of suspense and horror. A masterful debut." -- Connie Briscoe, author of Sisters & Lovers

"Until now, African-American fiction has lacked a major horror writer. Tananarive Due fills that gap. Her intriguing plot holds readers in suspense until she neatly and profoundly ties together all the threads in the final three pages." -- Palm Beach Post

"Due's finely written, offbeat story is a provocative exploration into the fragile distinctions of reality." -- Oceanside Blade-Citizen

"The Between is a powerful debut." -- Southern Book Trade