The Memento

April 19, 2016|
The Memento by Christy Ann Conlin
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Haunting gothic elements are exquisitely re-imagined in this strange tale of madness, murder and dark secrets set on the rugged Bay of Fundy coast by the acclaimed author of Heave.
The Memento tells the story of Fancy Mosher as she lives and works in the servants' quarters at Petal's End, a formerly illustrious private land surrounded by dense forest belonging to the famed Parker family. Since the Great War, the estate has been slowly crumbling at the same rate as the family's reputation. Fancy grows up listening to her family's ghost stories and watching the Parkers from a safe distance with her best friend, Art, but the summer she turns twelve she not only learns that her family has been hiding a terrifying truth about who she is and what she is capable of, she also begins to experience firsthand the magnitude of secrets and horrors held within the estate's walls and buried in its lush gardens--secrets and lies that come to haunt Fancy and the large, fabulous cast of Petal's End, all of whom refuse to move on from a dying way of life.
    Christy Ann Conlin gives us a lyrical and chilling meditation on human nature and the manner of recollection in this captivating ghost story where webs of memories haunt and distort reality and ultimately destroy those who weave them.
CHRISTY ANN CONLIN's acclaimed and bestselling first novel, Heave (2002), was a Globe and Mail "Top 100" book, a finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award in 2003 and was shortlisted for the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. Heave was also longlisted for the 2011 CBC Canada Reads Novels of the De...
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Title:The Memento
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:384 pages, 8.94 X 6.1 X 1.02 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.94 X 6.1 X 1.02 in
Published:April 19, 2016
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385662413

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