Half-sick Of Shadows by David LoganHalf-sick Of Shadows by David Logan

Half-sick Of Shadows

byDavid Logan

Paperback | June 10, 2013

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A dark, dazzling, tragi-comic tale of childhood wonder, time-travelling poets and theoretical physics -- joint winner of the inaugural Terry Pratchett Prize.
     On the eve of Granny Hazel's burial in the back garden, a stranger in his time machine -- a machine that bears an uncanny resemblance to a Morris Minor -- visits five year-old Edward with a strange request. And Edward agrees to be his friend. But Edward is not alone in the world. His twin sister Sophia is about to bring future tragedy upon herself through an all-too-literal misunderstanding of a promise she's made to their father. So while Sophia stays at home, seemingly condemned to spend the rest of her days in The Manse -- a world untouched by modern trappings -- Edward is sent to boarding school. There he encounters the kind and the not-so-kind, and meets the strangest child. His name is Alf, and Alf is a boy whose very existence would seem to hint at universes of unlimited possibilities... and who might one day help Edward liberate Sophia.

     With its Gothic backdrop, Half-Sick of Shadows is a novel of many parts: at once a comical tragedy, a dark and dazzlingly told tale of childhood wonder and dismay, of familial dysfunction, of poetry, the imagination and theoretical physics.
Born in Belfast in 1960, DAVID LOGAN underwent neurosurgery in childhood and lost most of his hearing as a result. He left school at sixteen and worked briefly in various unskilled jobs before returning to full-time education -- he has a BSc in Sociology and an MA in Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion from the University of Ulster, ...
Title:Half-sick Of ShadowsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.83 × 4.99 × 0.92 inPublished:June 10, 2013Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0552166707

ISBN - 13:9780552166706

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• "A most excellent writer." --Terry Pratchett