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The Barter

The Barter

(2014)
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A heart-stopping tale as provocative as is suspenseful, about two conflicted women, separated by one hundred years, and bound by an unthinkable sacrifice.

The Barter is a ghost story and a love story, a riveting emotional tale that also explores motherhood and work and feminism. Set in Texas, in present day, and at the turn of the twentieth century, the novel follows two young mothers at the turning point of their lives.

Bridget has given up her career as an attorney to raise her daughter, joining a cadre of stay-at-home mothers seeking fulfillment in a quiet suburb. But for Bridget, some crucial part of the exchange is absent: Something she loves and needs. And now a terrifying presence has entered her home; only nobody but Bridget can feel it.

On a farm in 1902, a young city bride takes a farmer husband. The marriage bed will become both crucible and anvil as Rebecca first allows, then negates, the powerful erotic connection between them. She turns her back on John to give all her love to their child. Much will occur in this cold house, none of it good.

As Siobhan Adcock crosscuts these stories with mounting tension, each woman arrives at a terrible ordeal of her own making, tinged with love and fear and dread. What will they sacrifice to save their families - and themselves? Readers will slow down to enjoy the gorgeous language, then speed up to see what happens next in a plot that thrums with the weight of decision - and its explosive consequences.

 
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Used availability for Siobhan Adcock's The Barter


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Hardback Editions

September 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Barter
Author(s): Siobhan Adcock
ISBN: 0-525-95422-8 / 978-0-525-95422-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Barter, The
Author(s): Siobhan Adcock
ISBN: 0-14-751636-6 / 978-0-14-751636-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: PLUME
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Barter
Author(s): Siobhan Adcock
ISBN: 1-4830-1859-8 / 978-1-4830-1859-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Barter
Author(s): Siobhan Adcock
ISBN: 1-4830-1861-X / 978-1-4830-1861-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Barter
Author(s): Siobhan Adcock
ISBN: 1-4830-1860-1 / 978-1-4830-1860-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Barter
Author(s): Siobhan Adcock
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Barter
Author(s): Siobhan Adcock
Publisher: Plume
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