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Next life might be kinder, Howard Norman

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Next life might be kinder
Title
Next life might be kinder
Statement of responsibility
Howard Norman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After my wife, Elizabeth Church, was murdered by the bellman Alfonse Padgett in the Essex Hotel, she did not leave me." Sam Lattimore meets Elizabeth Church in 1970s Halifax, in an art gallery. The sparks are immediate, leading quickly to a marriage that is dear, erotically charged, and brief. In Howard Norman's spellbinding and moving novel, the gleam of the marriage and the circumstances of Elizabeth's murder are revealed in heart stopping increments. Sam's life afterward is complicated. For one thing, in a moment of desperate confusion, he sells his life story to a Norwegian filmmaker named Istvakson, known for the stylized violence of his films, whose artistic drive sets in motion an increasingly intense cat and mouse game between the two men. For another, Sam has begun "seeing" Elizabeth, not only seeing but holding conversations with her, almost every evening, and watching her line up books on a small beach. What at first seems simply hallucination born of terrible grief reveals itself, evening by evening, as something else entirely
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Title
Next life might be kinder
Creator
Summary
Selling his life story to a violent filmmaker in the aftermath of his sensual wife's murder, Sam develops a cat-and-mouse relationship with the filmmaker and begins experiencing wrenching hallucinations
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10304581
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.N564
LC item number
N49 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Howard Norman
Next life might be kinder, Howard Norman

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