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THE TREE OF HANDS.

Rendell, Ruth.

ISBN 10: 0091586801 / ISBN 13: 9780091586805
Published by HUTCHINSON. LONDON 1984, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: THE TREE OF HANDS.

Publisher: HUTCHINSON. LONDON 1984

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Once when Benet was about fourteen they had been in a train together, alone in the carriage, and Mopsa had tried to stab her with a carving knife. It was some time now since Benet had seen her mad mother, and when Mopsa arrived at Heathrow, looking drab and colorless in a dowdy grey suit, Benet tried not to hate her.

A death in the family precipitates a series of intertwined events—kidnap, murder, deception, and an overwhelming sense of guilt and yearning. A sense that is strongly identified with a bizarre collage in a hospital ward...The Tree of Hands.

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Mopsa, driven by a past scarred by madness and violence. Benet, stricken by the most grievous loss any woman can bear. Carol, trapped in a life of crushing drabness no lover can change. Three mothers joined by a single thread of terror, whirled into a spiral of kidnapping, murder, and a final, reckless affirmation of love.

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