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Trick of the Light

(1996)
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A young couple abandon the urban jungle of London's East End for a remote, mountainous corner of Washington State. Chosen by Mick, who is half-American, the place seems as alien as the moon to Rita. But she soon adjusts to raising their small daughter, Frances, in a broken-down cabin without electricity or water, and revels in the untamed beauty of their surroundings. She's scared, though, of the wild animals howling and screeching outside by night. What she cannot admit is her fear of Mick's violent temper. Worse, perhaps, are her own flashes of anger at Frances, frightening losses of control which leave her feeling shaken and guilty. Then she meets Ryan, a redneck poacher who plants in her mind the seed of rebellion.

In this, her striking debut novel, Jill Dawson creates a subtle and compassionate portrait of a young mother struggling to protect her child and of a father destroyed by his own childhood.

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"The novel held me right to the end. I was constantly ... held by the evocation of place." - Margaret Forster


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Paperback Editions

February 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Trick Of The Light
Author(s): Jill Dawson
ISBN: 0-340-65383-3 / 978-0-340-65383-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Trick Of The Light
Author(s): Jill Dawson
ISBN: 0-340-65382-5 / 978-0-340-65382-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Trick of the Light
Author(s): Jill Dawson
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Trick Of The Light
Author(s): Jill Dawson
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK