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The Resource A fatal inversion, Barbara Vine

A fatal inversion, Barbara Vine

Label
A fatal inversion
Title
A fatal inversion
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Vine
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The long hot summer of 1976. In a haphazard way Adam Verne-Smith collects around him a group of young people at Wyvis Hall, a big old country house in Suffolk. With the carelessness of youth, Adam, Rufus, Shiva, Vivien and Zosie hardly ask themselves or each other what they are doing, why they are there, how they are to live. They scavenge, they steal, they pawn and sell the family heirlooms. They exist. Within the charmed circle of the invisible walls that divide them from the village, London, their families and their own future lives, their group slinters, reforms, cracks - each individual struggling to survive as the heat wave mercillesly continues. Ten years later, the bodies of a woman and a child are discovered in the bizarre animal cemetary by the new owners of Wyvis Hall. Which woman? Whose child? As the police make their inquiries, Adam Verne-Smith senses that the arm of retribution is to grasp him at last. Rufus and the others have their own reasons for fear, as the events of 1976 unfold
Cataloging source
NLC
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1930-2015
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Vine, Barbara
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.E63
Literary form
novels
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1930-2015
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Rendell, Ruth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young adults
  • Libertinism
  • Manors
  • Heat waves (Meteorology)
  • Life change events
  • Mother and child
  • Exhumation
  • Police
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Suffolk (England)
Label
A fatal inversion, Barbara Vine
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780670809776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm23838424
  • (OCoLC)23838424
Label
A fatal inversion, Barbara Vine
Publication
Note
"Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780670809776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm23838424
  • (OCoLC)23838424

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