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Ghost Woman by Lawrence Thornton (1992 Hardback)


£15.00

Very good condition used 1992 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Ticknor & Fields, New York.
Printing number-line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.
Author: Lawrence Thornton.
ISBN: 9780395615928.
Approx dims: 235mm h x 160m w x 30mm d.

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Ghost Woman by Lawrence Thornton

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1992 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Ticknor & Fields, New York, USA.
Printing number-line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.
Author: Lawrence Thornton.
ISBN: 9780395615928.
Approx dims: 235mm h x 160m w x 30mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket within protective Mylar sleeve, with some slight creasing to edges and slight signs of handling. DJ intact spine. Dust Jacket over very good condition cream/brown boards with maroon cloth spine, gilt title lettering to spine. 302 clean, slightly off white pages of English text, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Ghost Woman by Lawrence Thornton:

Based on a chilling historical event, Ghost Woman is a tale of the arrogance of colonisers, rape, guilt, punishment and retribution. It is set on the Southern California coast during the early nineteenth century, when Catholic missionaries rounded up all the local Indians except those still living on San Nicolás Island. When this group is finally captured, one woman jumps from the boat and returns to the island for her missing child. The novel is that woman’s story, and the story of the white family with whom her life becomes entangled after she too is taken from her island home.

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