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IMMUNE: A JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERIOUS SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
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The Great Divorce
Valerie Martin

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Phoenix Paperbacks
Page Extent : 352
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753820247
Price : 520

About the book
Every woman holds the power to enchant or to destroy. In New Orleans, three women from completely different backgrounds face a turning point in their lives. Ellen, a vet at a New Orleans zoo, is trying to contain an infectious disease that threatens the zoo's animals. At the same time, she must come to terms with her crumbling marriage. Alongside her works Camille, an enigmatic and disturbed young woman whose terrifying fantasies threaten to overwhelm her. Finally there is Elisabeth, 'The Catwoman of St Francisville,' who was hanged in 1845 for murdering her bullying husband in horrific circumstances.

In a compelling tale that bristles with energy and a sense of foreboding, their stories converge to reveal the secrets behind the 'untamed' aspects of human nature.

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'Martin writes of the emotional desolation of a marriage break-up with clarity and candour. This is a powerful, challenging and draining novel.'
     
Valerie Martin
Valerie Martin is the author of two collections of short fiction, seven novels, and a biography of St. Francis of Assisi, SALVATION
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