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My Soul to Take: A Novel

My Soul to Take: A Novel

Current price: $18.00
Publication Date: September 6th, 2011
Washington Square Press
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(Fiction::African-American )
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*From the author of The Reformatory—A New York Times Notable Book of 2023*

Bestselling and award-winning author Tananarive Due's heart-stopping novel that continues the story of descendants of an immortal line of people who are the only ones capable of saving the world.

Fana, an immortal with tremendous telepathic abilities, is locked in a battle of wills. Her fiancé is Michel. But Johnny Wright, a mortal who is in love with her, believes that if she doesn’t stay away from Michel, they will become the Witnesses to the Apocalypse described in the Book of Revelation.

Fana and the Life Brothers are rushing to distribute their healing “Living Blood” throughout the world, hoping to eliminate most diseases before Fana is bound to marry Michel. Still, they cannot heal people faster than Michel can kill them. Due weaves a tangled web in this novel, including beloved characters from her bestselling Joplin’s Ghost, in a war of good against evil, making My Soul to Take a chilling and thrilling experience.

About the Author

Tananarive Due is an American Book Award and NAACP Image Award­–winning author, who was an executive producer on Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror for Shudder and teaches Afrofuturism and Black Horror at UCLA. She and her husband, science fiction author Steven Barnes, cowrote the graphic novel The Keeper and an episode for Season 2 of The Twilight Zone for Paramount Plus and Monkeypaw Productions. Due is the author of several novels and two short story collections, Ghost Summer: Stories and The Wishing Pool and Other Stories. She is also coauthor of a civil rights memoir, Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights (with her late mother, Patricia Stephens Due). Learn more at 

Praise for My Soul to Take: A Novel

"Pain, joy, love, madness, and ancient secrets rampage through this smart, beautifully-paced book. Tananarive Due is one of the great heroines of our literature." --Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author of A Dark Matter

“Brilliant, moody, dark and delicious, My Soul To Take is Tananarive Due's best so far, and that is saying a LOT. Absolutely recommended.” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of The King of Plagues and Dust & Decay

“The world of My Soul to Take is so enchantingly drawn I could not help but be caught in its spell. From California to Ethiopia to Mexico, Tananarive Due takes you on a nonstop ride that will leave you breathless.” —Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of Wench

"An engrossing—can't put it down—spooky, sexy, intelligent whirlwind of a ride." –Jewell Parker Rhodes