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The Night Child: A Novel - Anna Quinn
The Night Child: A Novel
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The Night Child is a breathtaking story about split consciousness, saving a broken child, and the split between past and present. It's about the extraordinary capacity within each of us to save ourselves through visionary means. All Nora Brown wants is to teach high school English and live a... show more
The Night Child is a breathtaking story about split consciousness, saving a broken child, and the split between past and present. It's about the extraordinary capacity within each of us to save ourselves through visionary means. All Nora Brown wants is to teach high school English and live a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and six-year-old daughter. But one November day, moments after dismissing her class, a girl's face appears above the students' desks -- a wild numinous face with startling blue eyes, a face floating on top of shapeless drapes of purples and blues where arms and legs should have been. Terror rushes through Nora's body -- the kind of raw terror you feel when there's no way out, when every cell in your body, your entire body, is on fire -- when you think you might die. Twenty-four hours later, while on Thanksgiving vacation, the face appears again. This time, it whispers, Remember the Valentine's dress. Shaken once again, Nora meets with neurologists and eventually, a psychiatrist. As the story progresses, a terrible secret is discovered -- a secret that pushes Nora toward an even deeper psychological breakdown.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781538434345 (1538434342)
ASIN: 1538434342
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
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Girl Well Read
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3.5 The Night Child by Anna Quinn
A special thank you to Edelweiss, NetGalley and Blackstone for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Nora Brown is a high school English teacher. She leads a low-key life in Seattle with her husband, Paul, and six-year old daughter, Fiona. After dismissing her class for Thanksgiving weekend, N...
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2.0 The Night Child
Nora Brown lives a quiet life with her husband and six-year-old daughter in Seattle. She's an English teacher at a high school. It's the last day before Thanksgiving break and she'll be going away with her family, but before she leaves her classroom she sees a girls face floating on top of the drape...
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