Set in Ireland between the 1900s and 1950s, SHADE is a haunting novel of love and war. Beginning with a violent and mysterious murder, SHADE tells the story of two pairs of siblings growing up in Ireland in the first half of the century and how their lives interweave. Through a childhood that memory will give the luster of romance and the tragedy that comes as the children's innocence ends and the two boys leave for the Great War, these unforgettable characters reach mid-century inexorably moving towards playing roles in the brutal murder that begins the novel---a murder that may ultimately be revealed as the opposite of the senseless crime it seems.
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We know from the earliest pages of Neil Jordan's numinous, slow-building fourth novel, Shade that its narrator, 50-old Nina Hardy, has been murdered with a pair of gardening shears by her childhood friend George Truite. The mystery is not who has committed this crime, but why. And although George has been for some years a resident of the local insane asylum, only recently allowed to experiment again with independent living, his madness is but a small part of the answer to that question. Set in Ireland near Drogheda, at the mouth of the river Boyne, Shade casts a wistful eye on childhood desires and alliances, and its lonely-girl-in-a-big-house beginnings will call to mind William Trevor's The Story of Lucy Gault. But like Jordan's greatest success, the film The Crying Game, this novel is full of surprises--and the biggest shocks are not always the most telling. --Jill HarveyAbout the Author:
NEIL JORDAN is the award-winning writer and director of such films as Mona Lisa, The End of the Affair, and The Crying Game, for which he won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1993. He is also the author of three previous novels and a short story collection.
TERRY DONNELLY has been a member of the prestigious Abby Theatre company in Dublin and the National Theatre of Great Britain in London. TV credits include Law & Order and The Irish: How They Got That Way.
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Descrizione libro Hachette Books Ireland, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Codice libro della libreria CHL2053005
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR007674458
Descrizione libro Hachette Books Ireland, 2004. Condizione libro: Very Good. 2004. Hardcover. First edition, some light foxing. dustjacket. . . . . Codice libro della libreria KTK0096766
Descrizione libro Hachette Books Ireland. Condizione libro: Very Good. 2004. Hardcover. First edition, some light foxing. dustjacket. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria KTK0096766
Descrizione libro Hodder Headline, Dublin, 2004. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. Neil Jordan was born in Sligo in 1951. Codice libro della libreria 002711
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Descrizione libro John Murray / Hodder Headline Ireland, Dublin, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st Edition. First edition / First printing. Slate paper-covered boards. 319 pages. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 14674