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The Servants

By Michael Marshall Smith

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Format: Paperback, 213 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 September 2008
For young Mark, the world has turned as bleak and gray as the Brighton winter. Separated from his real father and home in London, he's come to live with his mother and her new husband in an old house near the sea. He spends his days alone, trying to master the skateboard, while other boys his age are in school. He hates the unwanted stepfather who barged into Mark's life to rob him of joy. Worst of all, his once-vibrant mother has grown listless and weary, no longer interested in anything beyond her sitting room.

But on a damp and chilly evening, an accident carries Mark into the basement flat of the old woman who lives at the bottom of his stepfather's house. She offers tea, cakes, and sympathy . . . and the key to a secret, bygone world. Mark becomes caught up in the frenetic bustle of the human machinery that once ran a home, and drawn ever deeper into a lost realm of spirits and memory. Here below the suffocating truths, beneath the pain and unhappiness, he finds an escape, and quite possibly a way to change everything.

A richly evocative, poignantly beautiful modern-day ghost story, The Servants marks the triumphant return of Michael Marshall Smith the first novel in a decade from the multiple award-winning author of Spares.

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"A hefty lot for any author to manage, but Smith does it both subtly and charmingly."--Santa Fe New Mexican on THE SERVANTS A hefty lot for any author to manage, but Smith does it both subtly and charmingly. --Santa Fe New Mexican on THE SERVANTS"

EAN: 9780061494161
ISBN: 006149416X
Publisher: Eos
Dimensions: 20.27 x 13.72 x 1.37 centimetres (0.16 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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