My Soul to Keep
by Tananarive Due
- Voted #40 of the Top 100 Books of the 20th Century
- 2 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Selected for 1 Book Club’s Reading List
Publication Date: Apr 28, 1998
List Price: $15.99
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Parent Company: News Corporation
When Jessica marries David, he is everything she wants in a family man: brilliant, attentive, ever youthful. Yet she still feels something about him is just out of reach. Soon, as people close to Jessica begin to meet violent, mysterious deaths, David makes an unimaginable confession: More than 400 years ago, he and other members of an Ethiopian sect traded their humanity so they would never die, a secret he must protect at any cost. Now, his immortal brethren have decided David must return and leave his family in Miami. Instead, David vows to invoke a forbidden ritual to keep Jessica and his daughter with him forever.
Harrowing, engrossing and skillfully rendered, My Soul to Keep traps Jessica between the desperation of immortals who want to rob her of her life and a husband who wants to rob her of her soul. With deft plotting and an unforgettable climax, this tour de force reminiscent of early Anne Rice will win Due a new legion of fans.