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Shade

Shade

‘The time you pass reading Shade is only the start of an experience; this novel will continue to haunt and fascinate well beyond the final page’ Sunday Independent

Ireland, 1950. Nina Hardy wakes in the big house where she grew up. Now aged fifty, she has returned to the fading beauty of her old home, and its unkempt gardens, its views of the wild Irish Sea, and its long-buried memories. With her childhood friend George, she is seeking peace from a turbulent world. But by the end of the day, a brutal crime will have been committed, which will alter their lives forever.

As Nina tries to make sense of everything that has happened, a remarkable story unfolds – a story of a childhood, of extraordinary friendships, and of a war. With wonderful characters, full of passion and drama, Shade is an unforgettable novel that will make great holiday reading.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 27th September 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781848548046

Reviews

Extraordinary . . . an enormously powerful book
Daily Telegraph
Romantic ... lyrical ... a novel of atmosphere ... it succeeds powerfully
Sunday Times
Extraordinary . . . Let us hope that Jordan's screen commitments do not keep him from the page for another 10 years
Independent
A very impressive piece of work indeed
Sunday Telegraph
Compelling, intriguing, at once a human drama and a fascinating metaphysical mystery
Patrick McCabe
The time you pass reading Shade is only the start of an experience; this novel will continue to haunt and fascinate well beyond the final page
Sunday Independent
Shares with Jordan's best films a twisting narrative which teasingly unravels its own mysteries
Marie Claire Book of the Month
His cinematic sensibility yields prose of the most bewitching kind
Sunday Times
Although Jordan obsessively describes the Irish landscape, it's his dialogue and charaterisation that shine
Independent on Sunday
Desperately compelling ... Meditative and compulsive, Shade continues to haunt long after the book is closed.
Observer