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Puccini's Ghosts (2006) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The year is 1960. The place is a Scottish seaside town utterly devoid of culture and charm. Here, Lila lives as the third player in her parents' dramatically embittered marriage. Until her flamboyant, irrepressible uncle George shows up from London and her family decides to squander a windfall on the most preposterous of causes: a civic production of the Puccini opera Turandot.

Lila knows nothing of opera and little of her uncle or the dashing young man he hires to sing the role of Calaf. But Lila does know passion. Because it's coursing through her veins, and rushing blindly, wildly all around her. Now a girl on the verge of womanhood is about to blunder into a grown-up world where secrets are kept and exposed, hopes soar and wither, and where crimes petty and great exact the most chilling punishments of all.

Original title: Puccini's Ghosts
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery
FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life

Edition #1: Puccini's Ghosts

Puccini's Ghosts (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Morag Joss mines the dread of the ordinary as well as Stephen King did in his early work..." Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • "Morag Joss once again applies her delicate and beautifully detailed style...The bleak lyricism of Joss' writing is so gorgeous and the plot's final thrust so heartbreaking." New York Times Book Review
  • "The book's rich prose, sharp psychological suspense, and black humor...are a superb combination." Seattle Times
  • "A cast of expertly drawn characters." Publishers Weekly
  • "Morag Joss has been compared to those other two premiere weird sisters in crime, Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine and Minette Walters. Such compliments are tossed about all too lightly in the publishing world, but this one is so justified that it seems like an understatement." Washington Post Book World
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Puccini's Ghosts (August 2006)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Delacorte
ISBN: 9780388539780
Dimensions: 9.06 x 6.46 x 1.1 in
Pages: 367

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