A major new work by the bestselling author of A Vicious Circle, on a larger scale and more serious than her previous fiction, but with her characteristic satirical edge and page-turningly suspenseful plotting. Benedick Hunter is a failure. A divorced father and unemployed actor sunk in self-pity, his life takes a new direction when he finds a book of his dead mother's fairy-tales in which real people and events from a tragic past seem to be depicted. Hunter embarks on a bizarre and darkly comic quest which takes him and his small son Cosmo to America - to the heart of parenthood, manic depression, fairy-tales and love.
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‘An intelligent and gripping novel. Wonderful, page-turning storytelling.’The Times
‘Exhibits the same incisiveness and intelligence as her acclaimed A Vicious Circle. Witty and disturbing, it is a novel of both accomplishment and charm.’ Daily Mail
‘A book within a book, a rich plot with plenty of on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense, an abundance of quirky but believable character…’In A Dark Wood’ is an elegant anti-fairy tale for adults that keeps you guessing until the last few pages.’Daily Express
'An eerie novel full of fairy-tale menace…beguilingly told and hypnotic.' Independent on SundayAbout the Author:
Amanda Craig was born in 1959. She is married, with two children, lives in London and reviews widely.
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Book Description Fourth Estate, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 292 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0007291531