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Inamorata: A Novel

Gangemi, Joseph

Published by Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2004
ISBN 10: 0670032794 / ISBN 13: 9780670032792
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Title: Inamorata: A Novel

Publisher: Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

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Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis: It is 1920s Philadelphia, a time when the feverish popular obsession with the paranormal is confronted by the inevitable ascendance of the scientific method. With everyone from Houdini to Arthur Conan Doyle weighing in on the existence of parapsychological phenomena, the media is as fixated on the sensational debate as scientists and would-be psychics. Indeed, in 1922, Scientific American offers five thousand dollars for evidence of ?conclusive psychic manifestations.?

Inspired by this real-life event, Inamorata follows Martin Finch, a twenty-three-year-old Harvard graduate student and member of Scientific American?s investigative committee, on the case of a lifetime?an attempt to determine whether Mina Crawley, a beautiful Philadelphia socialite, is able to contact the spirit realm. In the tiny upstairs room of the Crawleys? elegant Rittenhouse Square townhouse, Finch is prepared to debunk a fraud. But instead the man of science breaks the cardinal rule of psychic investigation: Never fall in love with the medium...

About the Author: Joseph Gangemi is a screenwriter who lives in Philadelphia. Inamorata is his first novel.

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