Author : David Logan
Publisher : Random House
ISBN 13 : 1448109280
Total Pages : 303 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (481 download)
Book Synopsis Half-Sick Of Shadows by : David Logan
Download or read book Half-Sick Of Shadows written by David Logan and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-05-10 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On the eve of Granny Hazel’s burial in the back garden, a stranger in his time machine – a machine that bears an uncanny resemblance to a Morris Minor – visits five year-old Edward with a strange request. And Edward agrees to be his friend. But Edward is not alone in the world. His twin sister Sophia is about to bring future tragedy upon herself through an all-too-literal misunderstanding of a promise she’s made to their father. So while Sophia stays at home, seemingly condemned to spend the rest of her days in The Manse – a world untouched by modern trappings – Edward is sent to boarding school. There he encounters the kind and the not-so-kind, and meets the strangest child. His name is Alf, and Alf is a boy whose very existence would seem to hint at universes of unlimited possibilities...and who might one day help Edward liberate Sophia. With its Gothic backdrop, Half-Sick of Shadows is a novel of many parts: at once a comical tragedy, a dark and dazzlingly told tale of childhood wonder and dismay, of familial dysfunction, of poetry, the imagination and theoretical physics.