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A sudden light : a novel, Garth Stein

Label
A sudden light : a novel
Title
A sudden light
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Garth Stein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gareth Stein's novel centres on four generations of a once wealthy and influential timber family who have fallen from grace; a mysterious yet majestic mansion, crumbling slowy into the bluff overlooking Puget Sound in Seattle; a love affair so powerful it reaches across the planes of existence; and a young man who simply wants his parents to once again experience the moment they fell in love, hoping that if they can feel that emotion again, maybe they won't get divorced after all
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T3655
LC item number
S83 2014
Literary form
novels
A sudden light : a novel, Garth Stein
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A sudden light : a novel, Garth Stein
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"In the summer of 1990, 14-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor's bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House for the summer with a goal: he will join forces with his sister, Serena, to dispatch Grandpa Samuel-- who is flickering in and out of dementia-- to a graduated living facility, sell off the house and property for development into 'tract housing for millionaires, ' divide up the profits, and live happily ever after. But Trevor soon discovers there's someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own. For while the land holds tremendous value, it is also burdened by the final wishes of the family patriarch, Elijah, that it be allowed to return to untamed forestland as a penance for the millions of trees harvested over the decades by Riddell Timber. As he uncovers secrets of his family's past that are hidden deep within the house, guided by the whisperings of the ghost, Trevor discovers a legacy of family trauma and terrible guilt. The ghost will not rest until Elijah's wish is fulfilled, and Trevor's willingness to face the past holds the key to his family's future"--
Control code
ocn873006184
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780857205759
Lccn
2014006886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Kotui multi-version record.
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439187036
  • (OCoLC)873006184

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