Since the age of thirteen, Christabel Alderton has been troubled by a sort of second sight that works sometimes, but not always.
Death is much on her mind because the men in her life tend to die before their time and she's come to think she's bad luck.
Fascinated by Christabel, diabetologist Elias Newman is keen to know her better but she's afraid of what might happen.
Taking the reader from the River Lea via a haunted woodland bog, out to the crash of the Pacific surf on Kahakuloa Head in the Hawaiian Islands, this is Russell Hoban at his engrossing, inimitable best.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 20/02/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747578895