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Dreams of leaving

Author: Rupert Thomson
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New Egypt is a village somewhere in the South of England. A village that nobody has ever left. Peach, the sadistic chief of police, makes sure of that. Then, one misty morning, a young couple secretly set their baby son Moses afloat on the river, in a basket made of rushes. Years later, Moses is living above a nightclub, mixing with drug-dealers, thieves and topless waitresses. He knows nothing about his past - but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomson, Rupert.
Dreams of leaving.
New York : Atheneum, 1988
(OCoLC)580689858
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rupert Thomson
ISBN: 0689119577 9780689119576
OCLC Number: 17295805
Description: 435 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Rupert Thomson.

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New Egypt is a village somewhere in the South of England. A village that nobody has ever left. Peach, the sadistic chief of police, makes sure of that. Then, one misty morning, a young couple secretly set their baby son Moses afloat on the river, in a basket made of rushes. Years later, Moses is living above a nightclub, mixing with drug-dealers, thieves and topless waitresses. He knows nothing about his past - but it is catching up with him nevertheless, and it threatens to put his life in danger. Terror, magic and farce all have a part to play as the worlds of Peach and Moses slowly converge.

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