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The poison that fascinates

Author: Jennifer Clement
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Emily is obsessed with peculiar facts and Catholic saints. Abandoned by her mother as a child, she now lives with her father in Mexico City, working in the local orphanage. When a mysterious cousin, Santi, appears on the doorstep, he brings with him family secrets, and soon Emily finds desire and temptation have overturned her straightforward life forever."The Poison that Fascinates" is an alluring fable forged in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Magic realism (Literature)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Clement
ISBN: 9781847671196 1847671195
OCLC Number: 262720157
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Jennifer Clement.

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Highly original. Her prose is poetic in the true sense: precise as a scalpel, lyrical and the story is unputdownable. -- Ruth Padel * * Guardian * * What a marvelous writer Clement is. She contains Read more...

 
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