9780060534219

Mr. Timothy

ISBN 10: 0060534214 / 0-06-053421-4
ISBN 13: 9780060534219
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

Welcome to the world of a grown-up Timothy Cratchit, as created by the astonishing imagination of author Louis Bayard.

Mr. Timothy Cratchit has just buried his father. He's also struggling to bury his past as a cripple and shed his financial ties to his benevolent "Uncle" Ebenezer by losing himself in the thick of London's underbelly. He boards at a brothel in exchange for teaching the mistress how to read and spends his nights dredging the Thames for dead bodies and the treasures in their pockets.

Timothy's life takes a sharp turn when he discovers the bodies of two dead girls, each seared with the same cruel brand on the upper arm. The sight of their horror-struck faces compels Timothy to become the protector of another young girl, the enigmatic Philomela. Spurred on by the unwavering enthusiasm of a street-smart, fast-talking homeless boy who calls himself Colin the Melodious, Timothy soon finds that he's on the trail of something far worse -- and far more dangerous -- than an ordinary killer.

This breathless flight through the teeming markets, shadowy passageways, and rolling brown fog of 1860s London is wrought with remarkable depth and intelligence, complete with surprising twists and extraordinary heart.


Review:

"Like Dickens, Bayard exposes the poverty and casual exploitation of children in that most self-serious of eras, and if he's a bit more explicit, well, this is the 21st century after all....[A] clever premise and smartly detailed prose...."

Kirkus, 09/15/2003

Review:

"Bayard is daring to elaborate on a work that has become deeply embedded in our culture. Far from being cowed, though, he is confident enough to turn this story on its head....Bayard obviously cherishes [an] affection for Dickens. And MR. TIMOTHY, while in no way approaching the greatness of its source, is nevertheless an inventive and amusing turn on it."

Julie Gray, New York Times Book Review, 11/30/2003

 

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