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Springtime : a ghost story / Michelle de Krester.

By: De Kretser, Michelle [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2019Copyright date: ©2014Description: 85 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760876708; 1760876704.Other title: Spring time.Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Sydney (N.S.W.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Ghost stories. | Paranormal fiction.DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: "Picking up her pace, Frances saw a woman in the shadowy depths of the garden. She wore a wide hat and a trailing pink dress, a white hand emerged from her sleeve. There came upon Frances a sensation that sometimes overtook her when she was looking at a painting: space was foreshortened, time stilled. When Frances met Charlie at a party in Melbourne he was married with a young son. Now Charlie and Frances live in Sydney with her dog, Rod, and an unshakeable sense that they have tipped the world on its axis. Everything is alien, unfamiliar, exotic: haunting, even." -- Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A rare, beguiling and brilliant ghost story from the two-time Miles Franklin Award-winning author.

"Picking up her pace, Frances saw a woman in the shadowy depths of the garden. She wore a wide hat and a trailing pink dress, a white hand emerged from her sleeve. There came upon Frances a sensation that sometimes overtook her when she was looking at a painting: space was foreshortened, time stilled. When Frances met Charlie at a party in Melbourne he was married with a young son. Now Charlie and Frances live in Sydney with her dog, Rod, and an unshakeable sense that they have tipped the world on its axis. Everything is alien, unfamiliar, exotic: haunting, even." -- Back cover.

Original edition first published: 2014.

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In Miles Franklin Award-winning de Krester's atmospheric fable, Frances and Charlie have moved from Melbourne to lush, cerulean-skied Sydney so that she can take up a research scholarship on 18th-century French portraits at the university. One morning, as Frances walks their dog along the river, she spies a woman in an old-fashioned pink dress tending to a garden, and she has a sensation that time has somehow tilted; the woman isn't really there. Spooky moments follow, the relationship between Charlie and Frances grows tenser, but does Frances really believe in ghosts? VERDICT This brief, absorbing read has just enough portraiture, moodiness, and fine language to stay with the reader long after the cover is quietly closed. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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