26a: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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A hauntingly beautiful, wickedly funny, and devastatingly moving novel of innocence and dreams that announces the arrival of a major new talent to the literary scene

In the attic room at 26 Waifer Avenue, identical twins Georgia and Bessi Hunter share nectarines and forge their identities, while escaping from the sadness and danger that inhabit the floors below. But innocence lasts for only so long—and dreams, no matter how vivid and powerful, cannot slow the relentless incursion of the real world.

 

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Contents

Ham
3
The Wedding
18
Escape
31
Sekon
49
The Second
89
Snowgirls
91
Mr Hyde
114
Ginger
132
Selected Letters
165
The Third
177
What Is It?
179
A Cottage by a Hill
212
See You Monday
225
The Best
237
Acknowledgments
278
Copyright

Flapjacks
154

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About the author (2009)

Diana Evans has worked as a journalist and arts critic, contributing to Marie Claire, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, and The Independent. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies. She lives in London, England.

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