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Category: Book
By (author): De La Mare, Walter
Foreword By: Hoban, Russell
Series: Hesperus Modern Voices
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Psychological
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Published: April 2007
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 124
Size: 7.64in x 4.98in x 0.44in
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From The Publisher*A collection of three of the best of Walter de la Mare's shorter works, Missing explores the discomfort that ensues when past secrets are brought to light. The result makes for captivating but ultimately chilling reading. With London in the grip of a heat-wave, a man takes refuge from the scorching sun in a nearby tea-shop, only to share his table with a stranger who seems determined to make conversation. Too polite to ignore him, he becomes his reluctant confidant as harmless small talk gives way to dark memories. "Missing" is the first of three unsettling stories of guilty secrets, past hurts and haunted lives from one of England's foremost writers of the 20th century.
Review Quote*"Prose unequalled in richness since the death of James." (Graham Greene)
Biographical NoteRemembered chiefly as a poet, and in particular for his visionary poem The Traveller, Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was also acclaimed as a writer of short stories.