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The Resource Ghost wall, Sarah Moss

Ghost wall, Sarah Moss

Label
Ghost wall
Title
Ghost wall
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Moss
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The light blinds you; there's a lot you miss by gathering at the fireside. In the north of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age. For two weeks, the length of her father's vacation, they join an anthropology course set to reenact life in simpler times. They are surrounded by forests of birch and rowan; they make stew from foraged roots and hunted rabbit. The students are fulfilling their coursework; Silvie's father is fulfilling his lifelong obsession. He has raised her on stories of early man, taken her to witness rare artifacts, recounted time and again their rituals and beliefs--particularly their sacrifices to the bog. Mixing with the students, Silvie begins to see, hear, and imagine another kind of life, one that might include going to university, traveling beyond England, choosing her own clothes and food, speaking her mind. The ancient Britons built ghost walls to ward off enemy invaders, rude barricades of stakes topped with ancestral skulls. When the group builds one of their own, they find a spiritual connection to the past. What comes next but human sacrifice?
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moss, Sarah
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.O88
LC item number
G48 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Abusive men
  • Iron age
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Female friendship
  • Northumberland (England)
Label
Ghost wall, Sarah Moss
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2018, in slightly different form, by Granta Books, Great Britain"--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1036204831
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9780374161927
Lccn
2018026605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036204831
Label
Ghost wall, Sarah Moss
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2018, in slightly different form, by Granta Books, Great Britain"--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1036204831
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9780374161927
Lccn
2018026605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036204831

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