Phantom Nights

Phantom Nights

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
In a psychic reinterpretation of To Kill a Mockingbird, teenage Alex Gambier, an outcast scarred from a childhood tragedy and mute from an early bout of diptheria, conceives daredevil stunts that threaten his life and place him in the care of young black nurse Mally Shaw, with whom Alex forges an unlikely friendship. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave
The year is 1952. Fourteen-year-old Alex Gambier is rebellious by nature and scarred by childhood tragedy in the southern community of Evening Shade. An outcast in his own family, mute from a bout with diptheria at an early age, Alex expresses himself by writing imaginative stories and by conceiving daredevil stunts that test all of his physical rescources while putting his life in extreme danger.

The aftermath of one of his hair-raising stunts finds Alex in the care of a young black nurse named Mally Shaw. An unlikely friendship results, which is ended by an unspeakable crime that costs Mally her life.

Or not quite ended, for Mally finds herself trapped in a nether world by the force of Alex's will and his need to exact a terrifying revenge on the man responsible for Mally's death.
But the revenge he seeks is a two-edged sword, the price Alex's own soul as he recklessly pursues his quarry in a chilling double twist climax that surpasses anything John Farris has written before.

Publisher: 2005
ISBN: 9780765346889
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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Apr 27, 2013

Oh John Farris, what has become of you? Awful, almost didn't finish reading. Over-written, full of scenery chewing twits, just bad. And I love JF.

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