The Shadow Year
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The Shadow Year

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On New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960s, a young boy spends much of his free time in the basement of his family's modest home, where he and his brother, Jim, have created Botch Town, a detailed cardboard replica of their community, complete with figurines representing friends and neighbors. Their little sister, Mary, smokes cigarettes, speaks in other voices, inhabits alternate personas . . . and, unbeknownst to her siblings, moves around the inanimate clay residents.

There is a strangeness in the air as disappearances, deaths, spectral sightings, and the arrival of a sinister man in a long white car mark this unforgettable shadow year. But strangest of all is the inescapable fact that all these troubling occurrences directly cor-respond to the changes little Mary has made to the miniature town in their basement.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 289 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061231533
  • 9780061231537
  • 412,093

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Think Ray Bradbury s Green Town stories, Harper Lee s To Kill a Mockingbird and Stephen King s The Body (made into the film Stand by Me) and you get an idea of the tone of Ford s latest fine work. Grade: A --Rocky Mountain News"
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838 ratings
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4 41% (344)
3 27% (229)
2 7% (56)
1 2% (15)
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