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The boy who could see death, Salley Vickers

Label
The boy who could see death
Title
The boy who could see death
Statement of responsibility
Salley Vickers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Salley Vickers, bestselling author of Miss Garnet's Angel, comes The Boy Who Could See Death, an enchanting and unsettling collection of short stories. Eli is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary gift. It will shape the course of his whole life but, he learns the hard way, he must keep it hidden from those who know him best. Seeing death is a mixed blessing. Eli is not the only one defying the world's expectations of him. Cousin Francesca, a charming spinster and a favourite with the children, is harbouring kleptomaniac tendencies. Sarah Palliser, living alone next to a ramshackle graveyard, is more scared of the small box under her stairs than the ghosts outside her window. Meanwhile dreamy artist Nan is nursing a growing obsession with wolves in Britain and the recently widowed Frances finds herself inventing an exotic imaginary boyfriend to pass the time. Push through an unassuming front door on an unremarkable street or peer into the glowing fluorescent windows of an urban office block and within you'll find strange and unforgettable scenes, normal people caught in situations they do not quite comprehend...Salley Vickers is a master of the uncanny and the unexpected. In this collection of eleven remarkable stories, she explores bereavement and betrayal, closely guarded secrets and common gossip, long-overdue endings and decidedly strange beginnings. Each story is perfectly formed: a snapshot of a total stranger, a fleeting glimpse of lives spiced with a little something extra
Cataloging source
Nz
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Vickers, Salley
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6072.I333
LC item number
B69 2015
Literary form
short stories
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  • Short stories, English
  • Death
  • Short stories, English
Label
The boy who could see death, Salley Vickers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
The churchyard -- Kleptomania -- The train that left when it was not supposed to -- Mown grass -- The boy who could see death -- Rescue -- A sad tale -- The sofa -- A Christmas gift -- Vacation
Control code
000054338099
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 203 pages
Isbn
9780241187692
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)903192193
Label
The boy who could see death, Salley Vickers
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
The churchyard -- Kleptomania -- The train that left when it was not supposed to -- Mown grass -- The boy who could see death -- Rescue -- A sad tale -- The sofa -- A Christmas gift -- Vacation
Control code
000054338099
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 203 pages
Isbn
9780241187692
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)903192193

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