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Shade free pdf 'I know exactly when I died. It was twenty-past three on the fourteenth of January of the year 1950...' Nina Hardy has been murdered. She died in the house where she grew up, killed by George, her childhood friend. But her body is never found, and she remains, a silent shade, watching the events of her own afterlife. Her half-brother Gregory makes a pilgrimage home to bury her, after some thirty years away. There he finds Janie, George's sister and fourth member of their child-hood gang. Together they relive their shared history, as they struggle to make sense of Nina's death, and the people they all became. This is a story of imaginary friends and hayrides, of plays and school dances, of a seemingly idyllic child-hood in a new 'Mozambique', the mudflats of the river Boyne. But the outside world cannot be kept at bay, and the fragile balance of their friendships is soon interrupted. Ultimately they will be torn apart by the outbreak of war, brought together again only to find that each has changed almost beyond recognition. Shade is at once an unforgettable portrait of childhood, a powerful story of love in its many forms, and a moving tragedy of lost innocence. Written with astonishing insight and perception, it confirms Neil Jordan as one of the most mesmerizing voices in contemporary fiction.

About Neil Jordan

Born in 1950 in Sligo, Ireland, Neil Jordan's early career began as a writer. He won The Guardian Fiction Prize for his book of short stories NIGHT IN TUNISIA (1976). Since then he has gone on to publish three novels, THE PAST (1979), THE DREAM OF A BEAST (1983) and SUNRISE WITH SEA MONSTER (1994). In 1982 Neil Jordan wrote and directed his first feature film, ANGEL, and went on to becoming an internationally renowned filmmaker. Films include THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE, MICHAEL COLLINS, THE BUTCHER BOY, and more recently THE GOOD THIEF. Neil Jordan lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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Author : Neil Jordan
Publisher : Hachette Books Ireland
Data Published : 10 May 2004
ISBN : 0340834854
EAN : 9780340834855
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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