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The Ghost's Child - Sonya Hartnett
The Ghost's Child
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This enchanting fable of a young woman and a wild boy is a hauntingmeditation on the nature of love and loss.Maddy, an old lady now, arrives home one day to find a peculiar boy waiting for her. Over tea, she tells him the story of her life long ago, when she wished for her days to be as romantic... show more
This enchanting fable of a young woman and a wild boy is a hauntingmeditation on the nature of love and loss.Maddy, an old lady now, arrives home one day to find a peculiar boy waiting for her. Over tea, she tells him the story of her life long ago, when she wished for her days to be as romantic and mysterious as a fairy tale. It was then that she fell painfully in love with a free spirit named Feather, who put aside his wild ways to live with her in a little cottage, conceived with her a child never to be born, and disappeared — leaving an inconsolable Maddy to follow after him on a fantastical journey across the sea. In a beautifully crafted tale, currently shortlisted for a 2008 Commonwealth Writers Prize, Sonya Hartnett masterfully explores the mysteries of the heart, the sustaining power of memory, and the ultimate consolation that comes to souls who live fully and fearlessly.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780763639648 (0763639648)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Bibliophilic Monologues
Bibliophilic Monologues rated it
5.0 The Ghost's Child
I'm reading this for Contemporary Children's Lit and according to my Prof, this is "simply divine and unlike anything you have ever read." It sounds exquisitely painful.For a novel its length, A Ghost’s Child is surprisingly heavy where the themes are concerned. The book deals with self-discovery in...
Translate My Heart
Translate My Heart rated it
4.0 The Ghost's Child
Sonya Hartnett’s The Ghost’s Child is a story of love and loss. Told in beautiful prose, the novel starts with an aging Matilda (Maddy) as she recounts her life story to a young boy that suddenly appeared on her doorstep. Maddy starts with her story about growing up in a well-to-do family with an “i...
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