The Amber Fury (Hardback)Natalie Haynes (author)
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When you open up, who will you let in?
When Alex Morris loses her fiance in dreadful circumstances, she moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Alex takes a job at a Pupil Referral Unit, which accepts the students excluded from other schools in the city. These are troubled, difficult kids and Alex is terrified of what she's taken on.
There is one class - a group of five teenagers - who intimidate Alex and every other teacher on The Unit. But with the help of the Greek tragedies she teaches, Alex gradually develops a rapport with them. Finding them enthralled by tales of cruel fate and bloody revenge, she even begins to worry that they are taking her lessons to heart, and that a whole new tragedy is being performed, right in front of her...
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 555 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 27 mm
A handsomely structured psychological mystery, and a moving exploration of grief -- Lionel Shriver
Haynes' debut is not only a gripping thriller, but also a beautifully drawn portrait of grief and how we find our way back to life. I loved it. -- Madeline Miller, author of THE SONG OF ACHILLES
A gripping first novel...impossible to put down. -- Herman Koch, author of the international bestseller, THE DINNER
Compelling, wise, compassionate, and devastating, Natalie Haynes' masterfully-wrought drama of rage, loss and redemption stirs both contemplation and tears. Her debut marks the arrival of a forceful, thrilling new talent -- Liz Jensen, bestselling author of THE UNINVITED and THE RAPTURE
Gripping and elegiac, funny and achingly sad, Haynes' tale pulls you along like a river to the falls. Hypnotic -- Joss Whedon, creator of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and screenwriter of TOY STORY
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