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Alone in the Classroom

Written by Elizabeth HayElizabeth Hay Author Alert
Category: Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - International Mystery & Crime
Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 978-0-7710-3797-9 (0-7710-3797-X)

Pub Date: April 10, 2012
Price: $22.00

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Alone in the Classroom
Written by Elizabeth Hay

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771037979
Our Price: $22.00
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About this Book

Elizabeth Hay's highly acclaimed, national bestseller now in a deluxe paperback edition.
Hay's runaway bestseller novel crosses generations and cuts to the bone of universal truth about love and our relationship with the past. In 1930, a school principal in Saskatchewan is suspected of abusing a student. Seven years later, on the other side of the country, a girl picking wild cherries meets a violent end. These are only two of the mysteries in the life of the narrator's charismatic aunt, Connie Flood.
As the narrator Anne pieces together her aunt's lifelong attachment to her former student Michael Graves, and her obsession with Parley Burns, the inscrutable principal implicated in the assault of Michael's younger sister, her own story becomes connected with that of the past, and the triangle of principal, teacher, student opens out into other emotional triangles -- aunt, niece, lover; mother, daughter, granddaughter -- until a sudden, capsizing love changes Anne's life. Alone in the Classroom is Elizabeth Hay's most tense, intricate, and seductive novel yet.

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A Globe and Mail Best Book

"Luminous. . . . Alone in the Classroom is meant to be read slowly, or even better, read twice. The story that unfolds, replete with poetry and punishment, passionate entanglements and incestuous love, is even richer and more rewarding the second time around." 
—Globe and Mail
"Gripping. . . . A multilayered tale, the novel is at once a love story, a murder mystery and a journey into the darkest chambers of the human heart. Transcendent prose. . . . [Hay] conveys masterfully the complex power plays of the classroom." 
Ottawa Citizen

From the Hardcover edition.

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About this Author

ELIZABETH HAY is the author of the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel Late Nights On Air as well as three other award-winning works of fiction, Small Change, A Student of Weather, and Garbo Laughs. Formerly a radio broadcaster, she has spent time in Mexico and New York City, and now lives in Ottawa.

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