A family in Victorian England is dogged by its history of wealth and murder. A young man's search for justice drives him to the impoverished, corrupt streets of London. He discovers that in the pattern of the quincunx lies a solution to his inheritance and the chaos surrounding him.
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Charles Palliser was born in the US but has lived in the UK since childhood. For a number of years he lectured in English at the University of Strathclyde but resigned to write full time after the success of The Quincunx. He is the author of four novels
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140132481