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The Resource The Radleys, Matt Haig, (electronic resource)

The Radleys, Matt Haig, (electronic resource)

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The Radleys
Title
The Radleys
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Matt Haig
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eng
Summary
Just about everyone knows a family like the Radleys. Many of us grew up next door to one. They are a modern family, averagely content, averagely dysfunctional, living in a staid and quiet suburban English town. Peter is an overworked doctor whose wife, Helen, has become increasingly remote and uncommunicative. Rowan, their teenage son, is being bullied at school, and their anemic daughter, Clara, has recently become a vegan. They are typical, that is, save for one devastating exception: Peter and Helen are vampires and havefor seventeen yearsbeen abstaining by choice from a life of chasing blood in the hope that their children could live normal lives. One night, Clara finds herself driven to commit a shockingand disturbingly satisfyingact of violence, and her parents are forced to explain their history of shadows and lies. A police investigation is launched that uncovers a richness of vampire history heretofore unknown to the general public. And when the malevolent and alluring Uncle Will, a practicing vampire, arrives to throw the police off Claras trail, he winds up throwing the whole house into temptation and turmoil and unleashing a host of dark secrets that threaten the Radleys marriage. The Radleys is a moving, thrilling, and radiant domestic novel that explores with daring the lengths a parent will go to protect a child, what it costs you to deny your identity, the undeniable appeal of sin, and the everlasting, iridescent bonds of family love. Read it and ask what we grow into when we grow up, and what we gainand losewhen we deny our appetites
Summary
The Radleys are vampires, but they confront many of the same challenges any human family faces--a husband pining for his youthful exploits, a wife dwelling on her first "love," and children grasping for their place in the family and the world. But when one child makes a mistake that can't be undone, family life is thrown into chaos as everyone tries to help with damage control
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Award
Alex Award, 2011.
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366336
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DLC
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1975-
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Haig, Matt
Dewey number
823.92
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Humor (Fiction)
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adult
Label
The Radleys, Matt Haig, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781439194645
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098583b7-7ca0-47bf-b5d2-e99be784847c
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unknown sound
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  • other
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
The Radleys, Matt Haig, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439194645
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
098583b7-7ca0-47bf-b5d2-e99be784847c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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