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CHATHAM (THE) SCHOOL AFFAIR

Cook, Thomas H.

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ISBN 10: 0553096524 / ISBN 13: 9780553096521
Published by Bantam Books, 1996
Condition: Very God Hardcover
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Black paper covered boards, corners straight, gold titles on grey paper covered spine. Book body clean, signed by the author on the full title page. Small grey stain to inside of back cover. Black and white dustjacket shows minimal wear, price intact, archival brodart protected. Signed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 36078

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Title: CHATHAM (THE) SCHOOL AFFAIR

Publisher: Bantam Books

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paper Covered Boards

Book Condition:Very God

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing

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Attorney Henry Griswald has a secret: the truth behind the tragic events the world knew as the Chatham School Affair, the controversial tragedy that destroyed five lives, shattered a quiet community, and forever scarred the young boy. Layer by layer, in The Chatham School Affair, Cook paints a stunning portrait of a woman, a school, and a town in which passionate violence seems impossible...and inevitable. "Thomas Cook's night visions, seen through a lens darkly, are haunting," raved the New York Times Book Review, and The Chatham School Affair will cement this superb writer's position as one of crime fiction's most prodigious talents, a master of the unexpected ending.
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In 1926 Henry Griswald was a kid, a student of the lovely and unusual Elizabeth Channing, who had recently arrived in his coastal Massachusetts village to teach art at a private school run by his father. Decades later, the people of Henry's village are still racked by guilt and troubled by uncertainty--who, or what, drove Miss Channing to madness and murder? Henry Griswald, narrator of The Chatham School Affair, holds the key. Using the same dark, brooding tone that permeated Breakheart Hill, Thomas Cook has crafted a disturbing yet entertaining psychological thriller.

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