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0571323553
Hardback:Black water /:2016 Black water /
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Author: Doughty, Louise, 1963-
Publication year: 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Faber & Faber,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0571323553 9780571323555 (hbk): 0571323553 :
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Harper wakes every night, terrified of the sounds outside his hut halfway up a mountain in Bali. He is afraid that his past as a mercenary has caught up with him - and that his life may now been in danger. As he waits to discover his fate, he meets Rita, a woman with her own past tragedy, and begins a passionate affair. Their relationship makes Har.
Harper wakes every night, terrified of the sounds outside his hut halfway up a mountain in Bali. He is afraid that his past as a mercenary has caught up with him - and that his life may now been in danger. As he waits to discover his fate, he meets Rita, a woman with her own past tragedy, and begins a passionate affair. Their relationship makes Harper realise that exile comes in many forms - but can Rita and Harper save each other while they are putting each other very much at risk?
Pages vii, 344 pages ; 24 cm.
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Large print:Black water:2017.:Large print edition.
Paperback:Black water:2017.
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A dark & disturbing read set in Indonesia during the massacres of 1965 PKI uprising & the riots of 1990's to overturn president Soeharto. Harper born in a concentration camp has a troubled unhappy childhood in Holland and California. Left by his mother with step grandparents and later recalled to her after an incident with his younger half brother. He becomes an "operative" with the Institute, a shady organisation that outsources its people to operate in dangerous parts of the world. He is returned to Jakarta togather & pass on names of communist supporters ensuring their certain death. He becomes paranoid over things he has seen (page 190 particularly vivid) and done to stay alive and becomes convinced that he is going to be killed. This wasn't the book on the same level as "Apple Tree Yard" but never the less was a compelling read. All credit to LD for bravery tackling a difficult topic & at the same time enlightening on Indonesian history creating a creditable story.
14/08/16
scottcarol
Telford
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Large print:Black water:2017.:Large print edition.
Author: Doughty, Louise, 1963-
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print edition.
Publisher: Clipper Large Print Books,
Resource type: Physical
437 pages (large print)
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0571254764
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Paperback:Whatever you love:2011.:New pbk. ed.
Author: Doughty, Louise, 1963-
Year 2011.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New pbk. ed.
Publisher: Faber,
Resource type: Physical
307 p. ; 20 cm.
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0571321968
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Paperback:Platform seven:2020.
Author: Doughty, Louise, 1963-
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber,
Resource type: Physical
474 pages ; 20 cm.
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1471137589
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Paperback:Fires in the dark:2014.
Author: Doughty, Louise, 1963-
Year 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster,
Resource type: Physical
xii, 543 pages ; 20 cm.
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0571334016
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Paperback:Apple Tree Yard:2017.
Author: Doughty, Louise, 1963-
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber,
Resource type: Physical
418 pages ; 20 cm.
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1471136833
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Paperback:Crazy paving:2014.
Author: Doughty, Louise, 1963-
Year 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster,
Resource type: Physical
388 pages ; 20 cm.
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