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The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead by Paul Elwork (Paperback, 2011)

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The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead by Paul Elwork (Uncorrected Proof Copy)

Emily and Michael Stewart are precocious 13-year-old twins, wandering aimlessly around their family's Philadelphia estate during the quiet summer of 1925. Emily has an odd physical tic—she secretly cracks a joint in her ankle and the sound appears to burst through the stillness of midair. Emily and Michael gather the neighbourhood children to fool them with these ‘spirit knockings’. But their game soon creeps into a world of adults still reeling from World War I.

When the twins find themselves dabbling in the uncertain territory of human grief and family secrets, their game spins wildly out of control.

About The Author

Paul Elwork lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two sons. He received his undergraduate degree in anthropology at Temple University and his master's degree in English at Arcadia University. Paul works as an editor to pay the bills and writes to satisfy some compulsion that seems to have a cumulative effect over time, like regret or arsenic. But it's a lot more fun than that sounds. His work has appeared in SmokeLong QuarterlyPhiladelphia StoriesWord RiotQuiet FeatherJohnny America, and other journals.

Format: Paperback | 323 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4 x 2.1 | 564g

Publication Date: 01 May 2011

Publisher: Murdoch Books

Imprint: Pier 9

Publication City/Country: Sydney, Australia

Language: English

Edition Number: 1

Edition Statement: Uncorrected Proof Copy

ISBN10: 1742663966

ISBN13: 9781742663968

Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minor scuff marks along the edges, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with very, very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.