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Celia Gilchrist believes that she has finally found the right man in Stephen, but when she moves in with Stephen and his young daughter Jenny, things begin to go subtly, menacingly wrong. Money disappears, a sweater is ruined, small, common-place lies escalate into awkward confrontations. Liveseys debut novel, now back in print, is a chilling portrait of jealousy and fear, devotion, and the wish to be loved.

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"[A] drably pedestrian though cleanly written tale....This first novel displays workmanlike construction rather than promise." Publishers Weekly

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"Though initially it appears to be a simple love story, this is a sinister if well-conceived tale, fraught with the terror created by the presence of evil. Livesey's spare prose skillfully highlights nuances, augmenting that terror....Highly recommended." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Celia Gilchrist believes that she has finally found the right man in Stephen, but when she moves in with Stephen and his young daughter Jenny, things begin to go subtly, menacingly wrong. Money disappears, a sweater is ruined, small, common-place lies escalate into awkward confrontations. Livesey's debut novel, now back in print, is a chilling portrait of jealousy and fear, devotion, and the wish to be loved.

About the Author

Margot Livesey is the author of a story collection, Learning By Heart, and four novels, including Criminals, The Missing World, and, most recently, Eva Moves the Furniture. She is lives and teaches in Massachusetts, where she is currently writer-in-residence at Emerson College in Boston.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312420444
Author:
Livesey, Margot
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Stepfamilies
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.793 in

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Product details 352 pages Picador USA - English 9780312420444 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] drably pedestrian though cleanly written tale....This first novel displays workmanlike construction rather than promise."
"Review" by , "Though initially it appears to be a simple love story, this is a sinister if well-conceived tale, fraught with the terror created by the presence of evil. Livesey's spare prose skillfully highlights nuances, augmenting that terror....Highly recommended."
"Synopsis" by , Celia Gilchrist believes that she has finally found the right man in Stephen, but when she moves in with Stephen and his young daughter Jenny, things begin to go subtly, menacingly wrong. Money disappears, a sweater is ruined, small, common-place lies escalate into awkward confrontations. Livesey's debut novel, now back in print, is a chilling portrait of jealousy and fear, devotion, and the wish to be loved.
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