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The White Mercedes

The White Mercedes
 

Chris met Jenny on a warm night in early June. Chris fell in love straight away, but for Jenny life was more complex.

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ISBN 9780174324683
Published 15 January 1996 by Oxford University Press
Format Hardback, New edition
Alternate Format(s) View All (11 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Pullman, Philip
Series M Books
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ISBN-13 9780174324683
ISBN-10 0174324685
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Nelson Thornes Ltd
Publication Date 15 January 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Pullman, Philip
Series M Books
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
English Language Readers
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Height: 200mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 428.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Chris met Jenny on a warm night in early June. Chris fell in love straight away, but for Jenny life was more complex.

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US Review Readers won't be able to turn the pages of this new thriller from the author of the Sally Lockhart trilogy fast enough. Oxford native Chris Marshall falls madly in love with Jenny, but after a single sexual encounter - in which they fail to exchange surnames or phone numbers - they lose each other. Wandering the streets, never quite coming face to face, each becomes involved with Barry Miller - an outwardly respectable businessman who is actually a small-time crook who turned state's evidence and has vengeful killer Edward Carson on his trail. These four spiral about each other until the savage climax - when Jenny is gunned down in a case of mistaken identity. Pullman stretches the tension agonizingly, presaging Jenny's murder in the first sentence, revealing facts to readers but concealing them from his characters, and salting the plot with ironic twists and bitter coincidences. The contrast between Jenny, who's self-aware but emotionally wrecked by an abusive father, and Chris, who has a fundamental innocence that's both strength and weakness, gives this engrossing, tragic story rare depth of feeling. (Kirkus Reviews)

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