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The Resource The water's lovely : a novel, Ruth Rendell

The water's lovely : a novel, Ruth Rendell

Label
The water's lovely : a novel
Title
The water's lovely
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Rendell
Title variation
  • Water's lovely
  • Water is lovely
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Ismay thinks of that terrible day, and she often does, she remembers Heather coming down the stairs--her dress wet, her face as still and white as a porcelain mask. Sometimes the memories return in a dream: She and her mother are climbing the stairs, following her dripping-wet sister through the bedroom to a door. The door leads to the upstairs bathroom, but when Heather opens it, they are standing in a marble chamber on the edge of a glassy lake. Ismay watches as a white thing floats toward them, its face submerged, and her mother calls, absurdly, "Don't look!" But of course she does. She looks into the water and sees her stepfather Guy's face, his lifeless, frightened eyes, staring up at her. Now, nine years after Guy was found dead in the bathtub, she and Heather still live in their childhood home, which has since been renovated into two flats, one upstairs for their mother and aunt, with Heather and Ismay downstairs. The police determined the cause of death was an accident, and to this day the two sisters never talk about what happened. But, Ismay's repressed memories can no longer be ignored. With painful inevitability, the surprising truth will emerge whether Ismay wants it to or not
Summary
A decade after the killing of her stepfather, Ismay is still haunted by nightmares of his murder and of seeing his naked body floating in the bathtub and her sister, Heather, standing over him
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155697
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rendell, Ruth
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Drowning victims
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The water's lovely : a novel, Ruth Rendell
Instantiates
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.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780307388018
Lccn
2006029492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71286679
  • (OCoLC)380451
  • (OCoLC)ocm71286679
  • (OCoLC)71286679
  • 2881148
  • (DLC)ppl00026927
Label
The water's lovely : a novel, Ruth Rendell
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.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780307388018
Lccn
2006029492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71286679
  • (OCoLC)380451
  • (OCoLC)ocm71286679
  • (OCoLC)71286679
  • 2881148
  • (DLC)ppl00026927

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