Grasshopper by Barbara Vine
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Grasshopper by Barbara Vine

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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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King Solomon's Carpet by Barbara Vine King Solomon's Carpet, Paperback (May 2009)

Jarvis Stringer lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking a tube line. His strange house draw a band of misfits into his orbit: young Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby; Tom, busker who rescues her; truant Jasper who gets his kicks on the tube; and mysterious Axel, whose dark secret later casts a shadow over all of their lives.

Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine Fatal Inversion, Paperback (May 2009)

In the long hot summer of 1976, a group of young people are camping in Wyvis Hall. Adam, Rufus, Shiva, Vivien and Zosie hardly ask why they are there or how they are to live; they scavenge, steal and sell the family heirlooms. In short, they exist. Ten years later, the bodies of a woman and child are discovered in the Hall's animal cemetery.

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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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