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Titel: Fish, Blood and Bone
Verlag: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Limited, London, United Kingdom
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine
Auflage: First Edition.
0297645803 Fine Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LD3419
Inhaltsangabe: Claire Fleetwood, an American forensic photographer, is ardent about love and scientific work -- in this she is a characteristic Leslie Forbes heroine. When Claire inherits a large house and garden in London from relatives she never knew she had, she imagines it will be a slice of the English dream, but after the brutal murder of her best friend, she learns that her inheritance involves more than she wanted or bargained for.
Desperate to find a motive for her friend's death, Claire is impelled to join a scientific expedition led by her cousin Jack Ironstone, who is one of the men she suspects of being responsible for the murder. Her journey leads from Jack the Ripper's claustrophobic Whitechapel to the Fleetwoods' murky past in the Asian opium trade and the wild "paradise" valleys of Tibet. It parallels a route taken a century earlier during Britain's Great Triangulation of India by Claire's distant relative Magda Ironstone and a mysterious botanist. As Claire reconstructs the triangular love affair she imagines took place then, her own story is overtaken by Magda's -- and to deadly effect.
This dazzling novel of loss and regeneration weaves together the stories of three extraordinary families in an epic adventure.
Three families across two centuries. A shared history of love and murder.And one woman's passion for life and obsession with death. . .
Expatriate Claire Fleetwood is a forensic photographer adept at turning the bones of the dead into silvery, telling shadows. When she inherits an estate situated in London's East End, Claire finally feels rooted. Then one morning a friend is murdered beyond the walls of her garden--a crime that unnerves her, intrigues her, and compels her to unravel not only the mysteries of the victim's past but her own past as well. It's a journey that takes Claire to the India of her forebears, to a hidden paradise between Bhutan and Tibet, and to a secret history that reverberates through time, through blood, through a lineage of forbidden pleasures and harrowing implications.
A sensuous and revealing thriller like no other, Fish, Blood and Bone is an intoxicating reflection on the consequences of the past, of unearthed skeletons and family sins, played out against the most exotic landscapes on earth--and the most unsettling corners of the imagination.
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