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ISBN-10: 0143117300
ISBN-13: 9780143117308
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 06/01/2010
Dimensions: 7.60" L, 5.00" W, 0.50" H

The Possession of Mr. Cave

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Overview

A chilling, riveting, heartbreaking (The New York Times Book Review) novel of parental turmoil, from Matt Haig, the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library and How to Stop Time.

Terence Cave, owner of Cave Antiques, has already experienced the dual tragedies of his mother’s suicide and his wife’s murder when his teenage son, Reuben, is killed in a grotesque accident. His remaining child, Bryony, has always been the family’s golden girl and Terence comes to realise that his one duty in life is to protect her from the world’s dark forces. But as he starts to follow his grieving daughter’s movements and enforce a draconian set of rules, his love for Bryony becomes a possessive force that leads to destruction.

The Possession of Mr. Cave is a chilling investigation into the relationship between adults and teenagers — and a captivating, tautly paced story that chronicles one man’s descent into madness.

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A compelling book; a page-turner in the best sense of the word – John Burnside, The Guardian

Chilling, riveting, heart-breaking – New York Times Book Review

A devastating portrait of one man's relentless self-destruction – The Times (London)

Cave's grotesque zeal commands the reader's almost voyeuristic attention, and delivers an enthralling addition to the literature of demented protagonists – The Independent (London)

A sleek, enthralling novel that tries to wrestle with the human condition – Literary Review (London)

Matt Haig is a writer for children and adults who is adept at digging into the human heart – Sunday Times (London)

Haig writes exquisitely from the perspective of the heart-sore outsider, but at their most moving his novels reveal the unbearable beauty of ordinary life – The Guardian

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ISBN-10: 0143117300
ISBN-13: 9780143117308
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 06/01/2010
Dimensions: 7.60" L, 5.00" W, 0.50" H
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