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A superior spectre, Angela Meyer

Label
A superior spectre
Title
A superior spectre
Statement of responsibility
Angela Meyer
Title variation
Superior specter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jeff is dying. Haunted by memories and grappling with the shame of his desires, he runs away to remote Scotland with a piece of experimental tech that allows him to enter the mind of someone in the past. Instructed to only use it three times, Jeff - self-indulgent, isolated and deteriorating - ignores this advice. In the late 1860s, Leonora lives a contented life in the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by nature, her hands and mind kept busy. Contemplating her future and the social conventions that bind her, a secret romantic friendship with the local laird is interrupted when her father sends her to stay with her aunt in Edinburgh - an intimidating, sooty city; the place where her mother perished. But Leonora's ability to embrace her new life is shadowed by a dark presence that begins to lurk behind her eyes, and strange visions that bear no resemblance to anything she has ever seen or known... A Superior Spectre is a highly accomplished debut novel about our capacity for curiosity, and our dangerous entitlement to it, and reminds us the scariest ghosts aren't those that go bump in the night, but those that are born and create a place for themselves in the human soul
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
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10679780
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Meyer, Angela
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Speculative fiction, Australian
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Mental illness
  • Terminally ill
  • Technological innovations
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women
  • Curiosity
  • Australian fiction
  • Time travel
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Highlands (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
A superior spectre, Angela Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063634775
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781925183917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045638313
Label
A superior spectre, Angela Meyer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063634775
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781925183917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045638313

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