The Haunting Of Henry Twist: Shortlisted For The Costa First Novel Award 2017

January 17, 2020|
The Haunting Of Henry Twist: Shortlisted For The Costa First Novel Award 2017 by Rebecca F. John
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London, 1926: Henry Twist''s heavily pregnant wife leaves home to meet a friend. On the way, she is hit by a bus and killed, though miraculously the baby survives. Henry is left with nothing but his new daughter - a single father in a world without single fathers. He hurries the baby home, terrified that she''ll be taken from him. Racked with guilt and fear, he stays away from prying eyes, walking her through the streets at night, under cover of darkness.

But one evening, a strange man steps out of the shadows and addresses Henry by name. The man says that he has lost his memory, but that his name is Jack. Henry is both afraid of and drawn to Jack, and the more time they spend together, the more Henry sees that this man has echoes of his dead wife. His mannerisms, some things he says ... And so Henry wonders, has his wife returned to him? Has he conjured Jack himself from thin air? Or is he in the grip of a sophisticated con man? Whoreallysent him?

Set in a postwar London where the Bright Young Things dance into dawn at garden parties hosted by generous old Monty,The Haunting of Henry Twist is a novel about the limits and potential of love and of grief. It is about the lengths we will go to hold on to what is precious to us, what we will forgive of those we love, and what we will sacrifice for the sake of our own happiness.
Rebecca F. John was born in 1986, and grew up in Pwll, a small village on the South Wales coast. Her short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In 2014, she was highly commended in the Manchester Fiction Prize. In 2015, her short story ''The Glove Maker''s Numbers'' was shortlisted for theSunday Times EFG Short Story Award. S...
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Title:The Haunting Of Henry Twist: Shortlisted For The Costa First Novel Award 2017
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:368 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.95 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.95 in
Published:January 17, 2020
Publisher:Serpent's Tail
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781781257159

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