The Cry of the Owl

The Cry of the Owl

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Robert Forester is a fundamentally decent man who attracts trouble like a magnet, and when he begins watching the domestic simplicity of Jenny's life through her window, the deceptive calm of suburban Pennsylvania is more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 111.76 x 180.34 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New impression
  • 0140036040
  • 9780140036046

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Robert, a prowler-peeper with a record of instability, is perhaps more harmless than he seems, certainly to Jenny, the object of his observation, who gets rid of her fiance- Greg- and falls in love with him. With Greg's disappearance he is suspect; his ex-wife's scurrulous remarks and Jenny's suicide contribute; and he is still more alone when his recurrent dream of death is fulfilled...Again a distinct originality and intentional obscurity- to tantalize and terrify (although the negligent police action is harder to reconcile.) (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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