The ghost writer /
by Harwood, John.Material type: BookPublisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2004Description: 369 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0151010749 :.Title notes: $25.00 7-2004 (SPM)Subject(s): Mothers and sons -- Fiction | Mothers -- Death -- Fiction | Fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction | Psychological fiction | Ghost storiesOnline resources: Publisher description
|Item type||Home library||Collection||Shelving location||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode|
|Books||Altadena Main Library||Adult Collection||Adult Fiction||FIC HAR||Available||39270002451205|
Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A tantalizing tale of suspense and family secrets that weaves Victorian ghost stories into the present - where they start to come true <br> <br> Timid, solitary librarian Gerard Freeman lives for just two things: his elusive pen pal Alice and a story he found hidden in his mother's drawer years ago. Written by his great-grandmother Viola, it hints at his mother's role in a sinister crime. And as he discovers more of Viola's chilling tales, he realizes that they might hold the key to finding Alice and unveiling his family's mystery - or will they bring him the untimely death they seem to foretell?<br> <br> Harwood's astonishing, assured debut shows us just how dangerous family skeletons - and stories -- can be.<br> <br>
$25.00 7-2004 (SPM)
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- "For those of us who love the tradition of literary high
- Victorian Gothic -
- The Ghost Writer is a feast, but you don't need any prior knowledge of these other writers to savor the pure pleasure of reading this book.
- The fissures in the text that let in a gust of modernity - computers, emails - just lift it into real, pure horror.
- It is also mordantly funny!
- That is sheer genius - to make me terrified and laughing all at once.
- A tour de force." -
- Author of Seven Tales of Sex and Death "
- Harwood has an extraordinary knack of feeling
- His way into the style, vocabulary and characteristic
- Preoccupations of the great ghost story writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries
- He never puts a foot wrong
- The skill and verve of these stories are undeniable and irresistible
- Harwood is an expert at pacing his narrative, generating
- suspense and conjuring up things that go bump in the night."
- - Sydney Morning Herald