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Spinners by Anthony McCarten

Book Description

In this sprightly, quirky novel, McCarten adeptly describes the snowballing effects of national publicity and town gossip. Teenage meat-packer Delia Chapman's claim that she has encountered a group of aliens is at first considered temporary insanity because of the stresses of her job. For how else can her story, which gains her instant tabloid fame and the envy of her catty friends, be explained? Things get stranger when Delia realizes she's pregnant, but remembers little more of her supernatural experience than lights and noise. When two of Delia's friends also disclose their pregnancies and likewise blame the spacemen, the town of Opunake begins to buzz with reporters.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846880353
ISBN-10: 1846880351
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 23mm)
Pages: 263
Imprint: Alma Books Ltd
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anthony McCarten

The English Harem and Death of a Superhero were both published by Alma in 2006. McCarten has also written twelve stage plays, including the worldwide success Ladies' Night, which won France's Moliere Prize in 2001.

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