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Rawblood
Rawblood
Ward, Catriona2016
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In 1910, eleven-year-old Iris Villarca lives with her father at Rawblood, a lonely house on Dartmoor. Iris and her father are the last of their name. The Villarcas always die young, bloodily. Iris believes it's because of a congenital disease which means she must isolate herself from the world. But one sunlit autumn day, beside her mother's grave, she forces the truth from her father: the disease is biologically impossible. A lie, to cover a darker secret. The Villarcas are haunted, through the generations, by her. She is white, skeletal and covered with scars. When a Villarca marries, when they love, when they have a child - she comes and death follows. When Iris is fifteen, she breaks her promise to remain alone all her life, and the consequences are immediate and horrific.
Main title:
Rawblood / Catriona Ward.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016.
Collation:
352 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2015.
ISBN:
9781780229140 (pbk)
Dewey class:
823.92FICTION
Language:
English
BRN:
2381626
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