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ISBN13: 9780312668037
ISBN10: 0312668031
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By the Booker Prize-Winning Author of WOLF HALL

Evelyn Axon is a medium by trade; her daughter, Muriel, is a half-wit by nature. Barricaded in their crumbling house, surrounded by the festering rubbish of years, they defy the curiosity of their neighbors and their social worker, Isabel Field. Isabel is young and inexperienced and has troubles of her own: an elderly father who wanders the streets, and a lover, Colin, who wants her to run away with him. But Colin has three horrible children and a shrill wife who is pregnant again--how is he going to run anywhere? As Isabel wrestles with her own problems, a horrible secret grows in the darkness of the Axon household. When at last it comes to light, the result is by turns hilarious and terrifying.

Synopsis:

By the Booker Prize-Winning Author of WOLF HALL

Evelyn Axona is a medium by trade; her daughter, Muriel, is a half-wit by nature. Barricaded in their crumbling house, surrounded by the festering rubbish of years, they defy the curiosity of their neighbors and their social worker, Isabel Field. Isabel is young and inexperienced and has troubles of her own: an elderly father who wanders the streets, and a lover, Colin, who wants her to run away with him. But Colin has three horrible children and a shrill wife who is pregnant again--how is he going to run anywhere? As Isabel wrestles with her own problems, a horrible secret grows in the darkness of the Axon household. When at last it comes to light, the result is by turns hilarious and terrifying.

About the Author

Hilary Mantel is the critically acclaimed author of eight novels, seven of which are available in paperback from Henry Holt. Winner of the Hawthornden Prize, she lives in England. Ms. Mantel reviews for The New York Times and the New York Review of Books.

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Jessica Clark, April 25, 2013 (view all comments by Jessica Clark)
I really enjoyed this dark and sinister book. Mantel reminds me of O'Connor or Shirley Jackson with her flawed characters and dark, dank, creepy settings. Unlike O'Connor though, Mantel's characters don't have moments of redemption or insight into their actions. Instead, we are just witnesses to their terrible deeds, ranging from lying to murder. And don't come here looking for neatly wrapped up ending. Much like horror movies, we are left wondering what terrible things will befall the new unsuspecting victims. Thankfully there is a sequel, but I'm not holding out for a tidy ending there as well. I think Mantel wants to leave us a little uncomfortable and slightly disturbed. All good creepy things do.

The book was a little slow at parts in the first half, but I read the entire second half of the book in one night when I should have been sleeping. The pace picks up and doesn't stop until you are spit out at the final page. Darkly humorous, disturbing, and unrepentant, this book was thoroughly enjoyable and left me thinking about it (and a little creeped out) for some time after reading it
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312668037
Author:
Mantel, Hilary
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.45 x 0.63 in

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By the Booker Prize-Winning Author of WOLF HALL

Evelyn Axona is a medium by trade; her daughter, Muriel, is a half-wit by nature. Barricaded in their crumbling house, surrounded by the festering rubbish of years, they defy the curiosity of their neighbors and their social worker, Isabel Field. Isabel is young and inexperienced and has troubles of her own: an elderly father who wanders the streets, and a lover, Colin, who wants her to run away with him. But Colin has three horrible children and a shrill wife who is pregnant again--how is he going to run anywhere? As Isabel wrestles with her own problems, a horrible secret grows in the darkness of the Axon household. When at last it comes to light, the result is by turns hilarious and terrifying.

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