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Grasshopper by Barbara Vine

Book Description

They have sent me here because of what happened on the pylon. When Clodagh Brown writes these words at the age of nineteen, she believes that she is leaving behind the traumatic events of her youth. But Clodagh soon learns that you can never entirely escape your past. In the aftermath of the incident on the pylon--one of the great electrified structures that dot the English countryside like so many gargantuan grasshoppers--Clodagh goes off to university, moves into a basement flat arranged by her unsympathetic family, and finds freedom trekking across London's rooftops with a gang of neighborhood misfits. As she begins a thrilling relationship with a fellow climber, however, both Clodagh and the reader are haunted by the memory of the pylon and of the terrible thing that happened there--and by the eerie sense that another tragedy is just a footfall away."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375726507
ISBN-10: 0375726500
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 132mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Minotaur by Barbara Vine Minotaur, Paperback (May 2009)

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Author Biography - Barbara Vine

The new Barbara Vine novel, The Blood Doctor (1-4000-4504-5), will be published by Harmony Books in July 2002. She lives in London.

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