By (author) Michael Marshall Smith
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Servants by Michael Marshall Smith
Book DescriptionFor young Mark, the world has turned as bleak and gray as the Brighton winter. Separated from his real father and home in London, he's come to live with his mother and her new husband in an old house near the sea. He spends his days alone, trying to master the skateboard, while other boys his age are in school. He hates the unwanted stepfather who barged into Mark's life to rob him of joy. Worst of all, his once-vibrant mother has grown listless and weary, no longer interested in anything beyond her sitting room. But on a damp and chilly evening, an accident carries Mark into the basement flat of the old woman who lives at the bottom of his stepfather's house. She offers tea, cakes, and sympathy . . . and the key to a secret, bygone world. Mark becomes caught up in the frenetic bustle of the human machinery that once ran a home, and drawn ever deeper into a lost realm of spirits and memory. Here below the suffocating truths, beneath the pain and unhappiness, he finds an escape, and quite possibly a way to change everything . A richly evocative, poignantly beautiful modern-day ghost story, The Servant s marks the triumphant return of Michael Marshall Smith the first novel in a decade from the multiple award-winning author of Spares . "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780061494161
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 137mm x 14mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael Marshall Smith
Only Forward, Paperback (May 2015)
Michael Marshall Smith's surreal, groundbreaking, and award-winning debut which resonates with wild humour interlaced with dark recollections of an emotional minefield.
What You Make it, Paperback (January 2000)
The first ever collection of Michael Marshall Smith's award-winning short stories.
Spares, Paperback (November 1998)» View all books by Michael Marshall Smith
Talking fridges, human clone farms, flying shopping malls - we must be in the Michael Marshall Smith zone. A world all too close to our own...
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