This is not that. It's the slightly bizarre tale of Julia, a 20-something "Initiate of Promise" at the Institute of Integrated Parapsychology, and her convoluted relationships with her mentor, her dead mother, and a host of other people. Both Julia and her mentor are plagued with physical and psychical ailments -- the only question is, who is attacking whom?
The book has humor, surprises, and a whole lot of weirdness. I would definitely read this author again.