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The drowning people

  • 340 Pages
  • 3.81 MB
  • English
Warner Books , New York
Married people -- England -- Fiction, Betrayal -- Fiction, Revenge -- Fiction, Murder -- Fi



StatementRichard Mason.
LC ClassificationsPR6063.A7637 D76 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination340 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL387873M
ISBN 100446525243
LC Control Number98050916

The Drowning People concerns the life and love affairs of a young musician, a gifted violinist, James Farrell, who becomes embroiled with society people and the Harcourt family and their beautiful house in Cornwall/5(). Title: The Drowning People:A fatal web these people weave. The Setup (Overview): James Farrell sits in the house that he shared with his wife for the last forty years.

In the next room his wife lies dead, the gun she put to her head still in her hand. To anyone walking in it looks like a obvious case of suicide/5. Youthful prodigy is the least of the matter with regard to The Drowning People. This first novel, by a young Oxford student who began writing it when he is striking in its wisdom and thoughtful beyond its author's years.

It would be a worthwhile addition to any writer's body of work—for a teenager emeritus, it's a stunner. The story begins inwith just a few closing pages devoted to the “present” in midst century.

James sees enigmatic Ella Harewood meditatively smoking on a park bench and falls immediately in love. It is a cold afternoon in winter. An old man sits in a room high above the sea, watching the sun set. It is twenty-four hours since the death of his wife at Seton Castle, the home they had shared for more than forty years.

And as it grows dark, he tries to make sense of a life only recently understood; and to explain how he, by no means a violent man, has come to kill /5(6). The Drowning People. By RICHARD MASON Warner Books. Read the Review. I am in the little sitting room (in days gone by a dressing room) which connects my bedroom to Sarah's.

It is the warmest room in this icy house because it is the smallest. With both doors closed and a fire blazing and the radiators on under its pointed Gothic windows, it is. There is a good mystery in The Drowning.

A fast-moving ending holds a cliffhanger as the last and final gasp. Entertaining. Readers who enjoy works by Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell are sure to like her novels.

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A pleasurably creepy read. A cliffhanger ending will keep readers clamoring for more of Läckberg's books to be translated into English. About the Author. J.P. Smith was born in New York City and began his writing career in England, where he lived for several years with his wife and daughter, and where his first novel was published.

As a screenwriter, he was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist in The Drowning will be his seventh novel/5(90). The Drowning People is a classic tale of jealousy, love, and murder among the glamorous classes. Mistaken identities, an old Cornish castle, early Hyde Park mornings, and the social hypocrisies of Belgravia are the pearly beads on this thread about the wasting of 4/5(39).

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The Drowning People deals with a 70 yr old man who's just killed his wife - and as he tries to understand why he's done this, he retraces the events of his life (which are complicated, to say the least.)5/5(5). The drowning people.

[Richard Mason] -- This murder mystery is narrated by a year old man who has just murdered his wife. A past based on the betrayal of a friend leads to revenge and murder in the life of James Farrell, a musician. Directed by Bette Gordon.

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With Julia Stiles, Avan Jogia, John C. McGinley, Tracie Thoms. A psychiatrist faces his past, present and future when he finds himself involved in the treatment of a young man recently released from prison for a murder committed when the boy was just 11 years old/10(K).

The Drowning People. The startling opening sentence (My wife of more than 45 years shot herself yesterday afternoon) and the compelling voice of narrator James Farrell draw the reader into the. This precocious debut novel by Mason, an undergrad at Oxford University, opens on a catchy note: a man confessing to the murder of his wife.

As the basis for a. The fourth film from Bette Gordon (VARIETY, LUMINOUS MOTION), and based on the acclaimed book by Pat Barker, THE DROWNING tells the story of a forensic psychologist haunted by his expert witness 50%.

The drowning people. [Richard Mason] -- A novel of romantic suspense among the English upper class, featuring two rich women and a violinist. The women are cousins involved in rivalry for a second man and for a castle.

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Smith a plot that will draw you from the first to the last page and destined to be a must read book of " - The Strand Magazine. From the Publisher.

In this exploration of love, intimacy, guilt, and infidelity, two people learn what happens when their feelings get in the way of the Sydney /5(8).

T his list of imaginary drownings was inspired by one of the most infamous factual ones. In Julythe Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley went down in a storm off the Italian coast.

He'd been. Based on a novel by Pat Barker, "The Drowning" features some of the most gruel-thin justifications for its already flimsy plot machinations. The Drowning is a American-Hong Kong thriller drama film directed by Bette Gordon and starring Josh Charles, Julia Stiles and Avan Jogia.

It is based on Pat Barker's novel Border Crossing. The fourth film from Bette Gordon, and based on the acclaimed book by Pat Barker, The Drowning tells the story of a forensic psychologist haunted by his expert witness Based on: Border Crossing, by Pat Barker.

The Drowning Man (aka Lost) ON A COLD LONDON NIGHT, HOMICIDE DETECTIVE VINCENT RUIZ IS FISHED OUT OF THE THAMES with a bullet in his leg and an even bigger hole in his memory. He has no recollection of the shooting or how he finished in the river. The Drowning. MATURE 1h 39m Thrillers.

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German, German, English - Audio Description, English [Original], English [Original], Spanish, Spanish, French, French Anxious People. A failed bank robber locks himself in a home Director: Bette Gordon.

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I was trapped underwater, swirling around me in glowing colours, shining fluorescent in the starlight. Breathing was not an option. Around me the waves broke. I felt a longing, longing like I had never dreamed before. Stella Used Books (US) Bookseller Inventory # S Title The Drowning People Author Mason, Richard Format/binding Paperback Book condition Used - Good Binding Paperback ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Vision Place of Publication Boston, Massachusetts, U.s.a.

This edition first published Bookseller catalogs Fiction. Read online The Drowning People. Publisher: Penguin Pages: ISBN: X. ISBN Publication Date: Janu Format: PDF, Audiobook /5(). The Drowning People. Opening lines: “My wife of more than forty-five years shot herself yesterday afternoon.

At least that is what the police assume .Of course I know that she did nothing of. The information about The Drowning shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book. Years passed. I wrote another book. Then another, and another.

I was sustained by my readers' enthusiasm, but still The Drowning People would not fade from view. When my British publishers asked.I read this book in two days, started noticing this kind of things about a hundred pages from the end and still managed to hugely enjoy ‘The Drowning People’.

It’s a fun book to read, despite a male narrator who as you can probably tell is rather self-obsessed and seems to be rather saved by his author, rising higher and higher.