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Black Dirt by Nell Leyshon
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A glorious yet haunting novel about the guilty silences that bind family members together - and sometimes keep them apart With characters as diverse Christ, the red-breasted robin and kings Arthur and Alfred, BLACK DIRT is the story of Frank - and the stories he tells George and Margaret, his adult children. Frank, lying ill in bed, finds his dying dreams haunted by figures from his childhood: his parents, and his older sister Iris, whose existence - and terrible crime - he has spent long years struggling to forget. Margaret gathers together the random fragments of his recollections and tries to piece together the past -- while George, who has never quite grown-up, struggles to remember even recent events. Revealing the dark and sinister shadows that can shape a child's imagination, BLACK DIRT is a haunting tale of a father and his family, told, like the layering of the earth, in different tones and textures.

Author Biography

Nell Leyshon is a novelist and award-winning playwright, with work broadcast on Radio 3 and Radio 4 and published by Oberon Books. She was brought up in Glastonbury and lives in Bournemouth.
Release date NZ
May 6th, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Picador
Pages
192
Dimensions
130x197x14
ISBN-13
9780330426404
Product ID
1644869

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