The Resource The lost history of dreams, Kris Waldherr

The lost history of dreams, Kris Waldherr

Label
The lost history of dreams
Title
The lost history of dreams
Statement of responsibility
Kris Waldherr
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A post-mortem photographer unearths dark secrets of the past that may hold the key to his future, in this captivating debut novel in the gothic tradition of Wuthering Heights and The Thirteenth Tale . All love stories are ghost stories in disguise. When famed Byronesque poet Hugh de Bonne is discovered dead of a heart attack in his bath one morning, his cousin Robert Highstead, a historian turned post-mortem photographer, is charged with a simple task: transport Hugh's remains for burial in a chapel. This chapel, a stained glass folly set on the moors of Shropshire, was built by de Bonne sixteen years earlier to house the remains of his beloved wife and muse, Ada. Since then, the chapel has been locked and abandoned, a pilgrimage site for the rabid fans of de Bonne's last book, The Lost History of Dreams. However, Ada's grief-stricken niece refuses to open the glass chapel for Robert unless he agrees to her bargain: before he can lay Hugh to rest, Robert must record Isabelle's story of Ada and Hugh's ill-fated marriage over the course of five nights. As the mystery of Ada and Hugh's relationship unfolds, so does the secret behind Robert's own marriage--including that of his fragile wife, Sida, who has not been the same since the tragic accident three years ago, and the origins of his own morbid profession that has him seeing things he shouldn't--things from beyond the grave. Kris Waldherr effortlessly spins a sweeping and atmospheric gothic mystery about love and loss that blurs the line between the past and the present, truth and fiction, and ultimately, life and death
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waldherr, Kris
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.A356735
LC item number
L68 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photographers
  • Widowers
  • Married people
  • Poets
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Dead
  • Secrecy
  • Grief
  • England
Label
The lost history of dreams, Kris Waldherr
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781982101015
Lccn
2018025501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1043962771
  • 928756
  • (OCoLC)on1043962771
  • 928756
Label
The lost history of dreams, Kris Waldherr
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781982101015
Lccn
2018025501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1043962771
  • 928756
  • (OCoLC)on1043962771
  • 928756

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