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American Boy

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Interweaving real and fictional elements, The American Boy is a major new literary historical crime novel in the tradition of An Instance of the Fingerpost and Possession . England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the boys sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Drawn to Frants beautiful, unhappy mother, Interweaving real and fictional elements, The American Boy is a major new literary historical crime novel in the tradition of An Instance of the Fingerpost and Possession . England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the boys sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Drawn to Frants beautiful, unhappy mother, Thomas becomes caught up in her familys twisted intrigues. Then a brutal crime is committed, with consequences that threaten to destroy Thomas and all that he has come to hold dear. Despite his efforts, Shield is caught up in a deadly tangle of sex, money, murder and lies -- a tangle that grips him tighter even as he tries to escape from it. And what of the strange American child, at the heart of these macabre events, yet mysterious -- what is the secret of the boy named Edgar Allen Poe?

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Interweaving real and fictional elements, The American Boy is a major new literary historical crime novel in the tradition of An Instance of the Fingerpost and Possession . England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the boys sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Drawn to Frants beautiful, unhappy mother, Interweaving real and fictional elements, The American Boy is a major new literary historical crime novel in the tradition of An Instance of the Fingerpost and Possession . England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the boys sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Drawn to Frants beautiful, unhappy mother, Thomas becomes caught up in her familys twisted intrigues. Then a brutal crime is committed, with consequences that threaten to destroy Thomas and all that he has come to hold dear. Despite his efforts, Shield is caught up in a deadly tangle of sex, money, murder and lies -- a tangle that grips him tighter even as he tries to escape from it. And what of the strange American child, at the heart of these macabre events, yet mysterious -- what is the secret of the boy named Edgar Allen Poe?
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Title American Boy Height 12.9
Andrew Taylor Width 3
ISBN-13 9780007109609 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 0007109601 Spine Width
Publisher HarperCollins Pages 485
Edition Availability In Stock

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