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The Vines by Christopher Rice delivers unexpected lyricism that’s impossible to put down

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It’s a rare book that defies your expectations and transcends the genre you were expecting when you first opened the page. This is what Christopher Rice’s new novel, The Vines, did for me. What I thought was a straightforward paranormal tale is actually a lyrical, literary novel that melds sci-fi, familial drama and current affairs. Not an easy feat for any story. The cover and synopsis of The Vines promise a dark mystery set on an old southern plantation, where a wife finds her husband cheating and unknowingly unleashes dark forces that dwell beneath her gazebo. All of this is true. But the story dives much deeper, giving us complicated characters with their own unique paths. Caitlin is the heiress…

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