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Description - The Sin Eater by Alice Thomas Ellis

A troubled family gather at the ancestral home on the Welsh coast, awkwardly awaiting the death of the family patriarch. Polite conversation gives way to sly remarks and bickering in this tense reunion, and the household's respectable surface is scratched away to expose secret warfare, malicious games and viciously funny class-consciousness. In Alice Thomas Ellis's first novel, the caustic wit, brisk pace, and profound insight she is famous for are displayed to full effect.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844080830
ISBN-10: 1844080838
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 125mm x 11mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alice Thomas Ellis

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Alice Thomas Ellis was born in Liverpool and worked for many years as an editor at Duckworth. Her 'Home Life' column in The Spectator (1985-9) was justly famous. Winner of many other awards, Ellis was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1982.

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