Black Dirt by Nell Leyshon

Black Dirt by Nell Leyshon

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A glorious yet haunting novel about the guilty silences that bind family members together and sometimes keep them apart

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With characters as diverse Christ, the red-breasted robin and kings Arthur and Alfred, BLACK DIRT is the story of Frank and the stories he tells George and Margaret, his adult children. Frank, lying ill in bed, finds his dying dreams haunted by figures from his childhood: his parents, and his older sister Iris, whose existence and terrible crime he has spent long years struggling to forget. Margaret gathers together the random fragments of his recollections and tries to piece together the past -- while George, who has never quite grown-up, struggles to remember even recent events. Revealing the dark and sinister shadows that can shape a child's imagination, BLACK DIRT is a haunting tale of a father and his family, told, like the layering of the earth, in different tones and textures.

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SKU GOR005389285
Title Black Dirt
Author By (author) Nell Leyshon
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 240
ISBN 10 0330426400
ISBN 13 9780330426404
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No
Description

Details

With characters as diverse Christ, the red-breasted robin and kings Arthur and Alfred, BLACK DIRT is the story of Frank and the stories he tells George and Margaret, his adult children. Frank, lying ill in bed, finds his dying dreams haunted by figures from his childhood: his parents, and his older sister Iris, whose existence and terrible crime he has spent long years struggling to forget. Margaret gathers together the random fragments of his recollections and tries to piece together the past -- while George, who has never quite grown-up, struggles to remember even recent events. Revealing the dark and sinister shadows that can shape a child's imagination, BLACK DIRT is a haunting tale of a father and his family, told, like the layering of the earth, in different tones and textures.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005389285
Title Black Dirt
Author By (author) Nell Leyshon
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 240
ISBN 10 0330426400
ISBN 13 9780330426404
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No