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Blow on a Dead Man's Embers

Mari Strachan

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ISBN 10: 184767531X / ISBN 13: 9781847675316
Published by Canongate Books Ltd, 2011
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Title: Blow on a Dead Man's Embers

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

Publication Date: 2011

Book Condition: Good

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A gripping and moving portrait of a society emerging from the shadow of war, and of an unforgettable woman out of kilter with her time In the aftermath of the Great War, Non Davies wakes one morning to find her husband crouching under the kitchen table in a cold sweat and with fear in his eyes, shouldering an imaginary rifle. During the intense heat of that summer she forces herself to sit and watch him, knowing she has to discover what has changed her Davey so completely. A mysterious letter addressed to Davey gives her the clue she needs and takes her to London in search of an answer. When she returns home Non realizes that the dark secrets of his behavior are working their way ever closer to the surface—secrets that will shatter the fragile happiness of their community if they ever become known. This wonderful piece of storytelling is rich in atmosphere and full of characters that leap from the page.

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With her husband broken by war, does one young woman have the strength to bring him back to life?

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