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The Shadow Year - Jeffrey Ford
The Shadow Year
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On New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960s, a young boy spends much of his free time in the basement of his family's modest home, where he and his brother, Jim, have created Botch Town, a detailed cardboard replica of their community, complete with figurines representing... show more
On New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960s, a young boy spends much of his free time in the basement of his family's modest home, where he and his brother, Jim, have created Botch Town, a detailed cardboard replica of their community, complete with figurines representing friends and neighbors. Their little sister, Mary, smokes cigarettes, speaks in other voices, inhabits alternate personas . . . and, unbeknownst to her siblings, moves around the inanimate clay residents. There is a strangeness in the air as disappearances, deaths, spectral sightings, and the arrival of a sinister man in a long white car mark this unforgettable shadow year. But strangest of all is the inescapable fact that all these troubling occurrences directly cor-respond to the changes little Mary has made to the miniature town in their basement.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061231520 (0061231525)
ASIN: 61231525
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 289
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Downbeat and Offbeat Fiction: “The Shadow Year” by Jeffrey Ford
"Her small stature, dark, and wrinkled complexion, and the silken black strands at the corners of her upper lip made her seem to me at times like some ancient monkey king. When she’d fart while standing, she’d kick her left leg up in the back and say: ‘Shoot him in the pants. The Coat and vest are m...
yzombie
yzombie rated it
3.0 The Shadow Year: A Novel
An engaging, well-written fast read. However, I did expect it to be darker or more suspenseful, based on the blurb in the Early Reviewer's listing - that being said, I did enjoy this book, for me it is reminiscent of some of Stephen King's first person stories, in that they seem to fully grasp the ...
megancsparks
megancsparks rated it
I really enjoyed this creepy tale of a year in a boy's life in the 1960s. There's something really sort of dreamlike and surreal about it, with odd touches that sort of take away the book's anchor with real life. It reminded me a lot of my own childhood, which was spent making up stories and riding ...
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