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The haunting of Henry Twist, Rebecca F. John

Label
The haunting of Henry Twist
Title
The haunting of Henry Twist
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca F. John
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London, 1926: Henry Twist's heavily pregnant wife leaves home to meet a friend. On the way, she is hit by a bus and killed, though miraculously, the baby survives. Henry is left with nothing but his new daughter - a single father in a world without single fathers. He hurries the baby home, terrified that she'll be taken from him. Racked with guilt and fear, he stays away from prying eyes; walking her through the streets at night, under cover of darkness. But one evening, a strange man materialises from the shadows and addresses Henry by name. The man says that he has lost his memory, but that his name is Jack. Henry is both afraid of and drawn to Jack, and the more time they spend together, the more Henry sees that this man has echoes of his dead wife. His mannerisms, some things he says. And so Henry wonders, has his wife returned to him? Has he conjured Jack himself from thin air? Or is he in the grip of a sophisticated con man? Who really sent him? Set in a London reeling and recovering from the First World War, where English life is enjoying a vibrancy again, The Haunting of Henry Twist is a novel about the limits and potential of love and of grief. It is about the lengths we will go to, to hold on to what is precious to us, what we will forgive of those we love, and what we will sacrifice for the sake of our own happiness
Cataloging source
YDX
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John, Rebecca F
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Widowers
  • Amnesiacs
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Grief
  • Gay men
  • Single fathers
  • Spouses
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The haunting of Henry Twist, Rebecca F. John
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
000060576743
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
MAIN.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9781781257142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)969967882
Label
The haunting of Henry Twist, Rebecca F. John
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
000060576743
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
MAIN.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9781781257142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)969967882

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