Slade House

'The following Saturday he went back to Slade House. Apparently he'd recommended a security contractor to Chloe Chetwynd to fix that garden door, and she asked him to check the workmanship. A witness saw him park his car on Westwood ...

Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473616677

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

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Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and comes to its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs . . .

David Mitchell

Slade House offers another instalment in the unfolding tale of the unseen violence that shapes global life: this time by rendering perceptible the hidden history of twin soul vampires and serial killers, Norah and Jonah Grayer, ...

Author: Wendy Knepper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474262125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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David Mitchell is one of the most critically acclaimed authors in contemporary global writing. Novels such as Ghostwritten, Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks demonstrate the author's dazzling literary technique in an oeuvre that crosses genres, genders and borders, moving effortlessly through time and space. David Mitchell: Contemporary Critical Perspectives brings together leading scholars of contemporary fiction to guide readers through the full range of the author's writings, including discussions of all of his novels to-date plus his shorter fictions, essays and libretti. As well as offering extended coverage of Mitchell's most popular work, Cloud Atlas, the authors explore Mitchell's genre-hopping techniques, world-making aesthetics, and engagements with key contemporary issues such as globalization, empire, the environment, disability, trauma and technology. In addition, this book includes an expansive interview with David Mitchell as well as a guide to further reading to help students and readers alike explore the works of this tremendously inventive writer.

Cross the Stars

The interior of Slade House had shrunk in the years he had been away. He would not have expected that. When Don Slade left Tethys, he had his full growth; but he had long been divorced from the life of the House in which he lived.

Author: David Drake

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781618241924

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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THE LONG WAY HOME Hammer's Slammer Don Slade is coming home to the planet Tethys, to his son and the woman he loves. But the space between is dark and cold. And the stars he must pass shine their light on planets which beckon to the weary traveler, planets which hold hidden dangers. And if Don Slade should ever reach Tethys ... that is when the real fighting starts. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "-[Drake] has developed a following for his Slammers just short of cult proportions." -Rave Reviews

The Routledge Companion to Twenty First Century Literary Fiction

Marinus reappears again in 'Astronauts 2015', the final story in Mitchell's most recently published novel Slade House (2015). Slade House is built out of five short stories – 'The Right Sort 1979', 'Shining Armour 1988', ...

Author: Daniel O'Gorman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134743773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 462

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The study of contemporary fiction is a fascinating yet challenging one. Contemporary fiction has immediate relevance to popular culture, the news, scholarly organizations, and education – where it is found on the syllabus in schools and universities – but it also offers challenges. What is ‘contemporary’? How do we track cultural shifts and changes? The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction takes on this challenge, mapping key literary trends from the year 2000 onwards, as the landscape of our century continues to take shape around us. A significant and central intervention into contemporary literature, this Companion offers essential coverage of writers who have risen to prominence since then, such as Hari Kunzru, Jennifer Egan, David Mitchell, Jonathan Lethem, Ali Smith, A. L. Kennedy, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, and Colson Whitehead. Thirty-eight essays by leading and emerging international scholars cover topics such as: • Identity, including race, sexuality, class, and religion in the twenty-first century; • The impact of technology, terrorism, activism, and the global economy on the modern world and modern literature; • The form and format of twenty-first century literary fiction, including analysis of established genres such as the pastoral, graphic novels, and comedic writing, and how these have been adapted in recent years. Accessible to experts, students, and general readers, The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of contemporary literature.

Valuation of the Town of Uxbridge for the Year

25 28 38 88 2 78 > 61 53 13 13 59 73 2 78 Polls . one house 900 , barn 200 , home lot three and one - half acres 500 ... Morse , Henry S. - Stocks 1000 , one house ( N. Morse ) 300 ) , one barn 100 , one crib 50 , one Slade house 300 ...

Author: Uxbridge (Mass. : Town)



Category: Real property tax


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History of Kent Connecticut

After Slade , Frederick Mallory lived there till his death in the spring of 1895. The house was then sold to Wildman and his family went West . It was known to the older inhabitants as the old Asa Slade house and to the younger ones as ...

Author: Francis Atwater

Publisher: Meriden, Conn., Printed by the Journal publishing Company

ISBN: NYPL:33433081884722

Category: Kent (Conn. : Town)

Page: 194

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Range Fury

Then after the outlaws burned the Slade house and killed everyone in sight, two of the Slade wranglers came to his ranch and asked for work. In talking with them, he soon learned that killer Carlos Devlin and his cutthroats were ...

Author: E. Roy Hector

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440113727

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Known for his tenacity in pursuing lawbreakers, U.S. Marshal Frank Marlin follows a dangerous mission to quell a brewing range war on the western frontier. He’s told that Cottonwood Valley, a rich fertile land in the State of Texas, is the target of the trouble. The valley’s large-ranch owners blame each other for the cattle rustling, ambush killings, and other acts of lawlessness. They threaten to wipe each other out; fury on the range seems unavoidable. During his mission, Marlin learns that a wily outlaw boss, who strikes ranches and towns from his hideouts in the badlands, perpetrates the trouble in Cottonwood Valley. When the outlaw boss hears Marlin is on his way, he offers his henchmen a large cash bounty to anyone who kills the feared marshal. Marlin must always be on the lookout for those who want him dead. Encountering life-threatening situations and suffering serious wounds, Marlin never loses sight of his intense desire to stop the killing and cattle rustling.

William Slade of Windsor Conn

60 Portrait , William Slade of Middlebury Vt . , Governor of Vermont in 1844 and 1845 ......... .Frontispiece Autograph , William Slade , Jr ............ .11 The John Slade House , Alstead , N. H. , built about 1780 .............. opp .

Author: Thomas Bellows Peck


ISBN: WISC:89066302118

Category: Connecticut

Page: 292

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Yacht Register

Crz . Redwing Collacchioni , Nobile 6 Ferguslie House , Paisley , N.B. Cochrane , Mrs. Blair , Pansy 9 Woodcock . 13 ( Cutter building ) 18 Hayfield , Castlehead , Paisley . - W . of S. Minette Slade House , Bideford .



ISBN: BSB:BSB11539164


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