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Description - Martha Peake by Patrick McGrath

When Ambrose Tree is summoned by his ancient uncle to the brooding mansion Drogo Hall, he suspects it's to hear the old man's dying words and then collect a sizable inheritance. He has no idea he is about to learn the bizarre story of Harry Peake, Cornish smuggler turned poet who became a monster capable of the most horrifying acts. Or that he's about to become psychologically enmeshed in the riveting life of Harry's daughter, Martha, who flees her father for colonial America where she becomes a heroic figure in the revolution against England. Or that he himself has a crucial role to play in this mesmerizing tale as it rushes headlong and hauntingly toward its powerful climax. "Martha Peake "is a spellbinding alloy of Gothic mystery and historical romance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375701313
ISBN-10: 0375701311
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Patrick McGrath

Patrick McGrath was born in London and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital, where for many years his father was medical superintendent. He is the author of Blood and Water and Other Tales, The Grotesque, Spider, and Dr. Haggard's Disease, and he was the co-editor, with Bradford Morrow, of The New York Gothic. He lives in New York City and London, and is married to actress Maria Aitken.

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