Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

For 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 . "

Buy The Servants book by Michael Marshall Smith from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780061494161
ISBN-10: 006149416X
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 137mm x 14mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Servants book by Michael Marshall Smith and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Author Michael Marshall Smith

Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith

Only Forward

Paperback, May 2015
What You Make it by Michael Marshall Smith

What You Make it

Paperback, January 2000
Spares by Michael Marshall Smith


Paperback, November 1998