“Washington’s first novel is a brilliant portrait of human behavior, specifically how the mind evolves and devolves through time. This performance cements Washington as a powerful new force in fiction.” Booklist (starred review)

The Intangible is about a rare condition known as phantom pregnancy. This fascinating story had me spellbound from the start. Washington writes with great humanity, and I found myself rooting for his deftly crafted characters, who show just what it means to love and to long and to pick yourself up from the wreckage of a failed life to stagger on to something more. Inspirational and beautifully written, this is a story I will not soon forget.” ―Suzanne Redfearn, #1 Amazon bestselling author of In an Instant

“In this excellent and emotional debut, C. J. Washington creates highly intriguing portraits of two grieving women: one dealing with a psychological condition that tricks her body into thinking she’s pregnant and the other hoping her brilliant math can find the string in the universe that will allow her to talk to the dead. Well grounded in research and full of twists, The Intangible is like the beautiful math equation it works to solve―complex, fascinating, with the answers to life’s impossible mysteries within reach.” ―Julia Heaberlin, bestselling author of We Are All the Same in the Dark and Black-Eyed Susans

Available January 1, 2022

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