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The leper's companions

Author: Julia Blackburn
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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In this fascinatingly imaginative novel, Julia Blackburn has decimated all the rules, creating a magical tale that is part fable, part allegory, part present, part past, and wholly genuine and poetic. The unnamed protagonist has recently lost someone she loved, and her solution is to abandon the present, and the overwhelming pain. The seamless narrative lands her in a medieval seaside village where mermaids wash  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blackburn, Julia.
Leper's companions.
London : Vintage, 2000
(OCoLC)59406967
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 9780307829252 0307829251
OCLC Number: 822038621
Notes: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1999.
Awards: Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Book Prizes: Fiction 2000.
Shortlisted for Orange Prize 1999.
Shortlisted for Orange Prize for Fiction 1999.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Julia Blackburn.

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