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Chalk

Paul Cornell

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Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9780765390950
Published:
01 Apr 2017
Publisher:
Macmillan
Dimensions:
260 pages - 203 x 127 x 16mm

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Andrew Waggoner has always hung around with the losers in his school, desperately hoping each day that the school bullies — led by Drake — will pass by him in search of other prey. But one day they force him into the woods, and the bullying escalates into something more; something unforgivable; something unthinkable.

Broken, both physically and emotionally, something dies in Waggoner, and something else is born in its place.

In the hills of the West Country a chalk horse stands vigil over a site of ancient power, and there Waggoner finds in himself a reflection of rage and vengeance, a power and persona to topple those who would bring him low.

Paul Cornell plumbs the depths of magic and despair in this brutal exploration of bullying in Margaret Thatcher's England.

A tale of revenge, of absolution, of mistrust and of terror.
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